X File Explorer (Xfe) is an MS-Explorer like file manager for X. It is based on the popular, but discontinued, X Win Commander, which was developed by Maxim Baranov.
Xfe aims to be the filemanager of choice for all the Unix addicts!
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If Microsoft's developers did something right with Windows, it's the GUI (pre Win8). Neither is it a bad thing nor a shame to adopt some of these aspects / features - Microsoft obviously has very skilled developers. As much as I like Linux, most available file managers seem to try to be unique, different, or the opposite to Windows Explorer. Let go the hate and do the right thing. Xfe is so far the most comfortable file manager I have seen / used on Linux.
If this has editable context menus with "appearance conditions" a la Thunar, instead of a scripts folder a la Nautilus, it would be perfect. I wish the site had a formal feature request page. So far, unlike Thunar, it hasn't hung on me once. The feature of being able to color alternate lines in the details view differently makes this a lot easier to use without the oops-wrong-file syndrome. How hard would it be to add Thunar-style custom actions, and what language would I need to learn to attempt it?