Why text mode is better
So why would you want to use an old style text mode program when those GUI file managers look so much
prettier with their icons, tool bars, drag & drop etc? Well, here are a number of good reasons:
- Faster, especially in full screen mode.
- Ideal for users who use command line utilities as they can be run in the same session with File Commander.
GUI file managers must create a text mode session every time you run a command.
- Lower resource requirements. Even on my 486DX2-66 File Commander usually starts in less than a second.
- Not mouse dependent. I've yet to see a GUI file manager that lets you do everything without having to reach for the mouse.
- Can be run in an emergency boot. This means you don't have to be stuck with just a command line when you
boot from floppies or the recovery menu (OS/2 only).
- Can be run in a telnet session on an OS/2 or NT server for remote maintenance.