[Lazarus] Proprietary vs Open Source mentality

Graeme Geldenhuys graeme at geldenhuys.co.uk
Mon Sep 3 12:24:11 CEST 2012

On 03/09/12 09:48, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho wrote:
> I use Double Commander in Linux and Windows: it is easier to use
> cross-platform apps then changing my apps for each operating system.

I use Total Commander under Windows, Midnight Commander under Linux and 
FreeBSD. I can even SSH from a Windows box to any of the *nix systems I 
admin, and can still use MC. I also have lots of custom functions added 
to MC's F2 user menu, launching things like Beyond Compare 3 after 
tagging two items to compare, auto creating a *.desktop file for the 
currently selected item, etc etc. There are some cases were console apps 
just trump GUI apps in flexibility.

Though I must add, under Windows, you don't get better than Total 
Commander (though Midnight Commander for Windows does exist, but I have 
never tried it). There are 100's of Windows clones of Total Commander, 
but the original Total Commander just beats them all.


Double Commander has improved a lot in recent times, so it is a good 
contender too.

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