Nautilus in Hardy uses GVFS (aka gio) instead of GnomeVFS. A feature we should be seeing from this soon is the ability to restore from trash. Right now, though, I just think it's cool that when transferring data from my roommate's laptop to mine (I borrowed hers while mine was being repaired) over a USB connection, I saw this:
Yep, it's showing the USB transfer speed. And wow, it's beating the crap out of my flash drive. My flash drive has been doing 1MB every two or three minutes, so it's pretty much dead. Nautilus is being a bit of a CPU hog about it, though. It's using about 30% of my CPU, according to
top. I don't usually use Nautilus, but I heard this was going to be a new feature, so I wanted to see if it was implemented yet. Besides, the
cp command doesn't show nice little [=======> ] progress bars like
For the transfer, I'm using a MacAlly (yes, the company that makes after-market accessories for Macs) PHR-250A slim 2.5" USB-powered enclosure. It's extremely thin. If I wasn't a girl, it'd fit in my pocket (girl pockets are made really small so they can force purses on us, I swear). The only downside is that it takes up 2 USB ports: 1 for transfer, 1 for power. It claims it can get up to 480Mb/s. We'll see about that.... That's the max speed the USB 2.0 standard can handle, but I don't think it's really guaranteed that anyone's USB controller on their laptop/desktop can handle that, so they could always blame slower speeds on that.