Dolphin - the new KDE file manager

Ars Technica have an article looking at Dolphin, the proposed new file manager for KDE 4.

Screenshot of Dolphin

From the article:

Dolphin includes several unique usability enhancements that aren't available in Konqueror, KDE's current file manager. In particular, Dolphin features a navigation bar inspired by Thunar and Windows Vista, a bookmark system built around file management rather than web browsing, a more flexible sidebar system, and a less-invasive notification system ...

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Linux tip - booting multiple desktop environments

If you just can't choose between GNOME and KDE, or you just want a change of scenery every now and then, it's really easy to install multiple desktop environments and seamlessly switch between them.

It's really easy to install them - just use your distribution's package management system to add your desktop environment of choice.

It's not always clear, however, how you actually go about choosing ...

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Open source virtualisation with qemu

Virtualisation is ultra-cool. For the uninitiated, virtualisation is being able to have a virtual computer running on top of a real one. It's a great way to run two operating systems at the same time, or test out the latest stuff without committing a physical machine.

There are a couple of open source virtualisation solutions, xen and qemu. I might be taking a look at xen in a future ...

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Command line tips - checking a folder’s disk usage with du

Konqueror is one of my favourite file managers on any platform (add OS X's Finder column view and it would be the best). Why? Well, amongs many other features, it has a view called File Size View, that allows you to see how much space folders and files are taking up visually, and makes it really easy to see what files need cleaning up and deleting.

While I don ...

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