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Ubuntu Planning To Develop Its Own File Manager

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Published on 01 February 2014 05:09 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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The latest piece of the desktop Linux stack that Ubuntu developers are planning to replace with their own home grown solution is a file manager.

For likely inclusion into Ubuntu 14.10 would be a new Ubuntu file manager to replace GNOME's Nautilus. Users and developers of Ubuntu are growing increasingly unhappy with the direction of Nautilus and they would prefer their own solution that would fit better with their Qt5-powered Unity 8 desktop environment.

Oliver Grawert is currently seeking feedback on the requirements and other sought after features of the new default file manager. More details on these new file manager plans can be found via this mailing list post.

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