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Linux® Desktop Garage by Susan Matteson

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Manage Your Files

A file manager is, at heart, merely a graphical way to organize and view your files. Not a lot of innovations can be made in moving files and folders around. With that in mind, you will probably feel right at home in the Linux file managers if you have used Windows or Mac OS. In most computer operating systems, all the data is arranged in a hierarchy of folders (directories) and files. Of course, your data is organized this way because we are all familiar with folders and documents in the physical world.

The Linux File System

Each operating system has its own folder, or directory, hierarchy. You might be familiar with a few of the top-level folders in Windows, such as Program Files. Linux is not so palpable in its naming of ...

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