As far as the file manager thing, what I had in mind was by the ability to be a cross-platform file manager maybe there was
a potential way to recover info from failed Windows drives and port it over to Vector, that's all.
I'm not looking to replace Midnight Commander. I'm well aware that MC is a standard. Besides, I like it a lot, too.
My interest was file recovery for those with failing Windows drives.
Assuming the failed Windows is on the same system as VectorLinux, I'd just boot with a LiveCD or a SystemRescue CD or something like that. If I could mount the Windows drive and the Linux drive, transferring files should be simple. LiveCDs include file managers, as does SystemRescue.
Am I missing something?
Come to think of it, if it's just the Windows system that's messed up, booting into Linux and recovering Windows files from Linux should work. If both systems are on the same drive and the drive is failing physically, the LiveCD should allow rcovering files and transferring them to a flash drive.
What confuses me is why a "cross platform" file manager should have any advantage. As far as I know, all Linux file managers can see, copy, move, delete Windows files if the file system is mounted with ntfs-3g, assuming NTFS drives in Windows. "Cross platform" to me means you can run the same file manager on Linux and Windows (each with its own version). Please explain, as I'm curious.