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In praise of the Windows 8 Desktop

  1. #31


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I use win8 exclusively, and I agree it works just fine. Windows explorer I never use, I consider it somewhat turdish. I use dopus....
    Thanks for the mention of DOPUS downloading now. Will give this a try.
    I'm pretty sure Directory Opus was ported over from the Amiga many years ago, it was a fantastic programme then, I'm sure it should still be pretty good now.
    The Amiga had some brilliant programmes in its day, it was way ahead of its time.

    If anyone is looking for it type in Directory Opus.
    That is correct. It says so in the wiki. And it was/is Australian.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Thanks for the mention of DOPUS downloading now. Will give this a try.
    I'm pretty sure Directory Opus was ported over from the Amiga many years ago, it was a fantastic programme then, I'm sure it should still be pretty good now.
    The Amiga had some brilliant programmes in its day, it was way ahead of its time.

    If anyone is looking for it type in Directory Opus.
    That is correct. It says so in the wiki. And it was/is Australian.
    I know I used it on the Amiga 2000, if there's such a thing as loving a computer, man was I in love with that. I even wrote a couple of small programmes on it.
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  3. #33


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I use win8 exclusively, and I agree it works just fine. Windows explorer I never use, I consider it somewhat turdish. I use dopus....
    Thanks for the mention of DOPUS downloading now. Will give this a try.
    I'm pretty sure Directory Opus was ported over from the Amiga many years ago, it was a fantastic programme then, I'm sure it should still be pretty good now.
    The Amiga had some brilliant programmes in its day, it was way ahead of its time.

    If anyone is looking for it type in Directory Opus.
    Gave it a try for a couple of hours, albeit it is now gone. It just seemed old and out of place. Now this is only my opinion, and those who try it may find it is something they could use. You can use it for sixty days then you need to buy the program. Again give it try and make your own decision. . .
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  4. #34


    Posts : 1,353
    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Thanks for the mention of DOPUS downloading now. Will give this a try.
    I'm pretty sure Directory Opus was ported over from the Amiga many years ago, it was a fantastic programme then, I'm sure it should still be pretty good now.
    The Amiga had some brilliant programmes in its day, it was way ahead of its time.

    If anyone is looking for it type in Directory Opus.
    Gave it a try for a couple of hours, albeit it is now gone. It just seemed old and out of place. Now this is only my opinion, and those who try it may find it is something they could use. You can use it for sixty days then you need to buy the program. Again give it try and make your own decision. . .
    I haven't used it since the Amiga, so it's probably become bloated over the years, it was always a programme for power users with its loads of features.
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  5. #35


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    If you don't want to pay for DOPUS, try FreeCommander.
    The feature sets seem to be almost identical (no metadata panel though).

    The main features I like are:
    • Single or Twin panel layout (with or without tree)
    • Tabs
    • Preview (music, video, pictures, pdf, html, txt)
    • Mass rename


    The author is working on a new version but it isn't complete yet (FreeCommander XE).
    It seems to be mostly finished though.
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