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Nautilus is a network user environment that integrates access to files, applications, media, Internet-based services and the Web. Features include:

  • Built-in viewer components for displaying file contents and quick access to the launch of file editors.
  • Content and attribute-based "virtual folders" that free users from a strict file hierarchy.
  • URL-based naming scheme allows local and Web viewing.
  • Icon views that represent the contents of files: image, text, music, and so on.
  • Multiple user levels to offer an optimized user interface for both novices and experts.
  • File emblems, directory notes, and other tools to customize a file system.
  • Zooming user interface that shows more detail at higher zoom levels.


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Download version 2.9.92 (stable)
released on 1 March 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Alex Larsson Maintainer
Darin Adler Maintainer
Dave Camp Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer,Help,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite Red Hat 6.2 or 7.0 (to use Eazel installer)
Required to use mozilla 0.8
Required to build bonobo 1.0.9 or later
Required to build gnome-vfs 1.0.3 or later
Required to build librsvg 1.0.1 or later
Required to build eel 1.0.2 or later
Required to use GNOME 1.2 or newer

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 November 2008.


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