“While KDE users get to boss KIO slaves for easier access to
system and network resources, humble GNOME users can perform
similar feats with its virtual file system, called GnomeVFS, which
is an extension of the physical filesystem on a disk. Using
GnomeVFS, users can work with non-local data that can come from
unusual places, such as within compressed gzip archives.
“GnomeVFS is an integral part of GNOME. It comprises several
modules that work in the background and give GnomeVFS its