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Krusader - The Ultimate KDE File Manager

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Years ago when I switched to using Freebsd and KDE full time, I found myself in a quandary. I was in need of a file manager. I found that Konqueror was the primary file manager for KDE. So I tried it. However, I found that Konqueror did not do as good a job as a file manager as I had hoped, even in explorer mode. So I began searching around for a better file manager to allow me to manage my files in KDE. During my testing I tried several different programs, none of which really gave me what I wanted, especially the ones with explorer type interfaces. Then I stumbled onto Krusader, a file manager that really does things right. But don't take my word for it. Let's go look at all the great things it offers.

The first thing you'll notice when you open up Krusader is its dual pane design. These side by side windows provide you with easy file copying and quick file management. The tabbed design also allows you to have more than just two panes open at one time. If I'm doing any kind of site development, updating, file handling or more, I'm usually using anywhere between five and ten tabbed windows at any one time in Krusader. Believe it or not, the "explorer" method of file browsing and management actually isn't the better way to go. In my experience I've used both kinds of interfaces and the Krusader interface is much easier to work with. Sure, it's got a few quirks I wish it didn't have, but aside from those few quirks, it's very solid and does what it needs to do very well.

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