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New ROX-FIler released

By Chris Williams. Published: 11th Aug 2005, 16:16:51 | Permalink | Printable

Popularity grows for RISC OS-a-like

ROX-Filer screenshotVersion 2.3 of ROX-Filer, a project to bring RISC OS mannerisms to the Unix desktop, has been announced. This release sees a wealth of updates to the user interface and file type handling, a number of bug fixes and also the addition and tweaking of several translations.

As a filer for Unix compatible operating systems, ROX-Filer's user interface is based on the familiar RISC OS desktop. It supports metaphors such as application directories, drag-and-drop saving, popup contextual menus, a pinboard and a panel similar to the RISC OS iconbar. It also throws in features such as image thumbnail, keyboard shortcuts and search facilities.

Interestingly enough, it's also been shown to run on a Familiar Linux powered iPaq.

Links

ROX-Filer website

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