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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge--May 11, 2

By ebott ·
I'm sick and tired of the Windows Explorer, and I'm looking for replacements. If you've found one that works for you, tell your fellow TechRepublic members about it. I’ll award 250 TechPoints for every suggestion I add to the list--but only ifyou can meet two conditions: First, you have to really use this program; no fair searching your favorite download site and listing something that sounds good. Second, convince me to make the switch by listing at least one killer feature that makes your replacement worth it.

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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge--May 11, 2

by pshotts In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Windows Commander by Christian Ghisler
www.ghisler.com

Originally a clone of Norton Commander transported to Windows.

Killer features:
Compressed files (zip, arj, cab and many others) behave like directories.

Synchronise directories (including subdirectories)

Built-in FTP

Network neighborhood like another drive

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by fpling In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

There are many optional replacement for Windows Explorer. However, PowerDesk 4 from www.mijenix.com is among the best. This "file manager provides you with single or dual pane file management windows, a powerful file finder, zip and unzip capabilities, a dialog helper, plus many other features". There 2 version available; PowerDesk 4, a free but less-functional version, and PowerDesk 4 Pro, with al the functions enabled. One of the best thing about this file manager is that it can view/preview the documents.

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by brgraves In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

New NeoPlanet 5.1 integrates Web browser, e-mail client, IM, chat,
web directory, and search engine into a single customizable
application. Under 2MB, It's fast, it's free -- Download Now!
http://cgi.zdnet.com/slink?26185:6029876

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Ed Bott's Microsoft Challenge--May 11, 2

by TomMerritt In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Try LINUX. Just remove Microsoft Windows from your system, delete all your applications and go back to work.

Windows Explorer is a map of every file that your computer can see, presented in a clear, logical and easy to use format. If you're "sick and tired" of this, perhaps you may want to consider another career.

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by rziminski In reply to Ed Bott's Microsoft Chall ...

Power Desk Pro for $20 it's great. I use it becuase it has built in FTP features in the explorer window. So when I need to transfer files from one machine to another it's simple(It doesn't matter if it's a UNIX box as long as ftp is running on it).It also has a dual pane which makes it easier than open two instances of windows explorer.

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