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What was the reasoning behind using Thunar as the default file manager in XUbuntu (compared to Ubuntu's default of Nautilus). Unless I have mistakenly installed it (if so, likely as another application's dependency), Nautilus seems to be installed on XUbuntu by default, but is unused.

Is Thunar more performance friendly than Nautilus? Or is Thunar simply continuing to be used because it has been the default for XUbuntu since 6.06?

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I'm assuming there is some sort of discussion board or mailing list for the team in charge of releasing XUbuntu where they would have brought this up, but I cannot find it. –  IQAndreas Jul 25 '14 at 18:13
Thunar is the default file manager of xfce desktop as nautilus is the default of gnome, you can use any you want. –  xangua Jul 25 '14 at 18:19

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