[NTO] Re: File managers
- Thought I'd bring this back to the top as about three weeks ago I finally got around to taking a serious look at the Directory Opus file manager. I'd totally forgotten who had mentioned here a few months back until I saw Alec's name on the DOpus support list yesterday.. Three weeks ago I downloaded their 60 day free trial software and two hours later I was back online purchasing Directory Opus. Quite frankly this file manager puts PowerDesk to shame.. I've only found one minor thing I couldn't do with it, and the author answered my email to him saying the feature I requested is part of the next version they are currently working on..
I can't give you the exact price, it's an Australian product, and in Australian currency it's $105. I won't know for sure until I get my credit card statement but I believe the cost to me in U.S. dollars will be around $70..
I don't mind paying a fair price for a product that does all that I want, and this file manager does..
Alec, thanks ever so much for suggesting Directory Opus here..
--- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, "Alec Burgess" <burale@a...> wrote:
> DOpus (Directory Opus) is clearly way out of yours (and my!) price bracket,
> except that I scored a free copy :-8, but its SOOOOO good I've stopped
> checking out any other file managers. It handles the one click filter and
> one feature that I really like is being able to set up a button on its
> toolbar (forinstance to execute a compare program like ExamDiff) so that if
> I select two files in one folder it will compare them (on left click) and if
> I select two files one on left side and one on right side and right click it
> will compare them! (This also works for choosing two or more files in
> different folders and getting them all opened at once by Notetab).
> It also allowed setting up a [Browsers] button which when clicked will
> pop-up a list of all my browsers and open whatever file(s) I have selected
> and open them in the brower I select.
> btw: there is also a free-browser previously named Windows Commander (it got
> renamed to Total Commander http://www.ghisler.com/ because the author didn't
> have the money to stand up to MSFT when they hassled him about the name
> "Windows" - maybe if Lindows wins its suit with them he can rename it back
> ;-) )
> I never used the Norton File Manager but I believe its supposed to have all
> (?) of its good points plus some extras. (I'm not sure whether this one has
> been mentioned in this thread.)
> Regards ... Alec
> ---- Original Message ----
> From: "John Zeman" <john041650@y...>
> To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 08:17
> Subject: [NTO] Re: File managers
> > I use PowerDesk Pro v5 Alec, and while I love it, there are a few
> > things the old Norton File Manager did that it won't. For example,
> > Norton used to let me set up simple one click filters, i.e. one click
> > on a tab or button showed only jpg files in a folder.
> > PowerDesk also puts up an annoying message telling me the CD drive is
> > not available each time I remove a CD from the computer.
> > But other than that, it does everything I could ask it to do..
> > John
- Hi all!
Just wanted to tell you guys about a free virus scanner that I started
I got it here: http://www.avast.com/index.html
I must note that I am a big big fan of AVG, but IMO, this has got it
beat. I'm taking the time to write this because I just got done taking
care of Nimda on about 25 PC's. While I can't install it on a server
directly, I could still scan remotely.
At any rate, I installed AVG (latest version downloaded today) and
scanned the entire system (note that these were 90% Windows 2000
machines and 10% Win98 machines.) and AVG reported that it was clean.
Skeptical, I downloaded this Avast Home (free edition) and elected to
allow it to scan on next reboot (default suggestion) and it found
another instance of Nimda and I chose to delete the file. AVG
apparently wasn't smart enough to find C:\Downloads\F-Nimda.com
I'm sure there's more to the story, and the boot-time check helped, but
the interface is cool (IMO) and you get the system tray popup notices
with a weird guy telling you about the updates taking place, etc. It's
just an all-around cool product to me. It even has email support. I'm
sure the pro is worth it.
It was neat to see a free virus scanner take care of Nimda on all
workstations in a LAN.
For what it's worth, Norton System Works 2003 was previously installed
and even doing full system scans with NAV 2003 never found a virus.
Then I would uninstall NSW 2003 and scan it with avast and it would find
around 6 viruses, ranging from Nimda, to Magistr, Hybrid, etc.
Mind you this network wasn't setup by me. I just came to help out with
getting the viruses out. You can see why I don't like Norton though! :P
Just thought it may help some of you someday.