I finally scrapped all sorts of Windows from my laptop and turned to Linux, more specifically Ubuntu. Last time I did that was couple of years ago and it didn't go very well.
But now Ubuntu behaved just as I would expected and better, finishing a no hassle installation in few minutes. And every single device on my laptop worked automatically. Wi-Fi, bluetooth, webcam, sound, graphics, battery management - everything was there. Good job Ubuntu!
Working on Web is easy as you need only four applications: browser, text editor, file manager and image editor. Browser (Firefox and Chrome) exists on Ubuntu - check. Image Editor (gimp) - check. Text edit (Ultraedit for Linux) - check. But replacing a file manager, my trusty old Total commander, proved to be a much harder job.
Some features of Total commander I can't live without are:
- Search for text through files and directories
- Compare files by content (and live edit in compare)
- Browse 'into' archives and perform file operations on archived files
- FTP connection management
So far I installed and started testing the following Total commander alternatives on Linux:
- Gnome Commander
- Tux Commander
- Double Commander
As I can see each has some strengths and weakness.
I'm eager to hear how you coped with a similar situation.
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