"In the 90s the Linux GUI was a far cry from the present-day
Compiz-laced bells and-whistles graphical interfaces and there was
no Konqueror and Nautilus. But you didn't use an orthodox file
manager just because it was lightweight. You used it because it
worked, and with a couple of keystrokes could compress a file,
generate an MD5, and copy it across the galaxy.
"The modern day OFMs build on that, and can do a lot more. They
can still be used with only minimal mouse input, thanks to their
extensive keyboard shortcuts. And just because you use them with a
keyboard, doesn't mean they all run from the console. And you can
easily spot an OFM, since many honour their lineage by including
the word 'Commander' somewhere in their name. Ten-hut!"