Replace Nautilus with the Faster New PCMan File Manager 0.4.1.1 stable (2008-05-12) which was just Released!
Tired of how slow nautilus is? Check out PCMan File Manager its simply amazing!
PCMan File Manager - Simply Rocks, It is an extremly fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface and more...
Replaces Nautilus in Places Menu
Extremly fast and lightweight
Can be started in one second on normal machine
Tabbed browsing (Similiar to Firefox)
Built-in volume management (mount/umount/eject through HAL)
Drag & Drop support
Files can be dragged among tabs
Load large directories in reasonable time
File association support (Default application)
Thumbnail for image files
Handles non-UTF-8 encoded filenames correctly
Provide icon view and detailed list view
Standard compliant (Follows FreeDesktop.org)
Clean and user-friendly interface (GTK+ 2)
Story - Why Hon Jen Yee made this software via his site:
This morning I packaged the new PCMan File manager via checkinstall, so im not quite sure if it will work well on other users systems.
Here is how to install PCMan File Manager:
Download PCManFM Here to your desktop
Then double click the file and click install, once installed you can access PCMan File Manager via Applications->System Tools->PCMan File Manager
Please visit the developers site here for any updates/news, and source code