@dantheman, +1 "...search and search before you find a solution..." (reply#4)
and when you do it *might* work with your OS version and D/E.
Re. 'windows explorer equivalent' (original post):
I don't have a need for that but I recently viewed some reported equivalents at:www.winehq.org
> appdb.winehq.org > [search: "explorer"]:
1. CubicExplorer (highest 'platinum' rating),
2. ReactOS Explorer (medium 'silver' rating),
3. Explorer++ (low 'bronze' rating.
- note: latest wine_1.5.26, 463 pages of apps at about 25 apps per page.
- note: the file system and file manipulation in Linux is still awkward for me
and I'm looking at solutions. I am trying Linux "recoll", Linux "tracker", only
for use under Gnome (.gnome.org/tracker/) and Linux "pyrenamer" and they seem
to work well. I can't find "Nautilus" to explore it :-) so I'm looking for a
good file/folder visualizer to use under Mint. Meantime I just keep everything
important on usb sticks and view files with Eagle Mode *live* or the default
text or image viewers in Mint and Puppy. Most people would probably not put up
with the inconvenience :-).
Re. "...easy way to install apps..." (reply#2):
Linux Mint 14 could not be easier.
- note: I use version 14, 64bit upgraded to DVD edition on USB strictly *live*.
Linux puppy-precise_5.4.3 32bit is easy to add packages to but there are no
detailed descriptions or web link to see details, as in Mint.
- note: I use puppy strictly *live* on DVD-RW but app upgrade or install is
often a problem so I use it on a usb drive, that I add apps to, then I 'remaster'
it to the DVD-RW.
Wine looks promising. ReactOS seems to be stuck at alpha stage and I could try
their livecd-58595-dbg.7z (27.93MB) of 2013-03-23 but I was waiting for beta.