How to Install Marlin in Ubuntu 11.10

Marlin is a new File Browser/Manager application developed by Elementary Project. It is a lightweight, simple and easy to use File Manager program. Right now, Nautilus is the default file manager in Gnome based distributions such as Ubuntu while Thunar for XFCE based distributions, but after the continuous improvement in Marlin File Browser – you may see it as the default File Browser program in many GNU/Linux distributions.

marlin-File Manager for Ubuntu

Install Marlin File Browser in Ubuntu 11.10 (or Linux Mint 12 or similar distro)

Since, the project is under active development – so it is (not recommended if you want stable/consistent experience) not available under repository – just add the PPA, update the package repository cache and install it. Just Open a terminal and execute the commands-

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install marlin

That’s Al, now you can find it in Application Menu or just right click on a File and select open with Marlin. Here are few other cool snapshots –

Changing File Permission is so quick and Easy –



Preferences –


Have Fun! 🙂

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