The latest release of Gnome’s default file manager (Nautilus) have disappointed some people including a lot of Ubuntu fans. Gnome have started to remove many features in-order to make it simple. It might work with the Gnome Shell but with Ubuntu’s own Unity, users might face some problems.
The most recent change to the file manager is the removal of “Change Desktop background” link when right-clicking the desktop. Gnome Shell won’t use Nautilus to handle their desktop any more so this won’t do much damage for them. But Ubuntu still depends on it!
Gnome is very popular to make such dramatic changes. Just like that, the Linux Mint team is very popular to solve these problems by making their own versions. Their answer to Gnome 3 is Cinnamon and for Nautilus, they have started a new file manager named “Nemo“.
Now the Ubuntu team is trying to sort things out. They have three options…
- Go for an alternate solution like Nemo or Marlin
- Fall back to Nautilus 3.4
- Or, build their own file manager!
What do you think is the best? I think Nemo might be successful but if Ubuntu wants to build their own file manager, it’s going to be really cool. Need to wait and see whats going to happen!