X File Explorer is a Microsoft Windows like file manager for Linux. Why I should use this application when many excellent file managers already exist? Because it's small, easy-to-use, very fast, lightweight, and only requires the FOX library to be fully functional.

Below are some features of X File Manager (XFE):

  • Very fast graphic user interface
  • Small memory footprint
  • UTF-8 support (through the FOX 1.6 library)
  • Integrated text editor (X File Write, xfw)
  • Integrated text viewer (X File View, xfv)
  • Integrated image viewer (X File Image, xfi)
  • Integrated RPM or DEB packages viewer / installer / uninstaller (X File Package, xfp)
  • Copy/cut/paste files from and to your favorite desktop (GNOME/KDE/XFCE/ROX)
  • Root mode with authentication by su or sudo
  • Color themes (GNOME, KDE, Windows, ...)
  • Icon themes (Xfe, GNOME, KDE, XFCE, Tango, Windows...)
  • Available in 19 languages
  • And more ...

Installation on Ubuntu
Ubuntu users can install X File Manager (XFE) on their system by typing the following command:
  • sudo apt-get install xfe
For further information about X File Manager (XFE), please click here.