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Nemo a fork from Nautilus

The linux Mint team forked Nautilus, the filebrowser from Gnome. They added a lot of new functionalities so it's worth while to give it a try. In all ubuntu based distros you can do that by adding a ppa:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo

What 's interesting about Nemo:

* All the features Nautilus 3.4 had and which are missing in Nautilus 3.6 (all desktop icons, compact view, etc..)
* Open in terminal (this is part of Nemo itself)
* Full navigation options (back, forward, up, refresh)
* File operations progress information (when you copy/move files you can see the percentage and info about the operation on the window title and so also in your window list)
* Proper GTK bookmarks management
* Open as root (this is also part of Nemo)* Ability to toggle between the path entry and the path breadcrumb widgets

In version 3.6 some things have evolved:
  • Unified, configurable toolbar: you can add/remove the following: up icon, refresh icon, toggle button for the location bar / path bar, home icon, computer icon and search icon.
  • Detachable tabs
  • Option to show the full path in the titlebar and tab bars (Preferences > Display)
  • Displays an "elevated privileges" banner when running as root
  • Built in "Open as root" context menu item
  • Built in "Open in terminal" context menu item
  • Added GTK bookmarks to the MoveTo/CopyTo context menus
  • Added "Set as Wallpaper" to the context menu
  • Switch view buttons on the toolbar (Grid, List and Compact views)
  • Drag and drop support for the bookmarks in the sidebar
  • Sidebar: indicators under each drive, displaying the free/used space
  • Collapsable sidebar categories
  • Support for sending files via Thunderbird and xdg-email
  • Image properties improvements (merged from Nautilus 3.6)
  • Memory leaks fixes (merged from Nautilus 3.6)
And Nemo has another advantage: it doesn't overwrite Nautilus like the patched SolusOS Nautilus, so you can have both Nautilus and Nemo installed in the same time.

The Linux Mint / Nemo developers have also ported some Nautilus extensions to Nemo: there's a Dropbox extension for Nemo, along with Pastebin, Seahorse, Fileroller and Samba extensions.

What's not interesting about Nemo is some lack of integration in the OS. No visible  connection with Ubuntu-one or Dropbox., In version 3.6 it's better than in version 3.4.