“The Nautilus program in GNOME is not only the default file
manager, it creates and manages the desktop. While it looks simple
on the surface, there is a lot of hidden power under the shell. The
latest version of Nautilus is 2.14.0, which is included in Fedora
Core 5. That’s the one I poked with a stick.
“Nautilus has something of a colorful past. It was created by a
company called Eazel, staffed by ex-Apple programmers that wanted
to bring ease of use to the Linux desktop…”