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Dolphin is the new (trimmed on usability) file manager of KDE4. Dolphin isn't a one-does-it-all application like Konqueror. It's limited on managing files. You can connect other KDE programs with Dolphin via KParts. Also you can use various protocols with KIO-Slaves. For example you can see the content of an archive. In KDE4 Konqueror uses a Dolphin-KPart to offer file management.
Dolphin provides various view modes, for example symbols with an optional preview and various list views. The view mode can be modified and your personal data can be categorized and sorted. Detailed informations about a file can be displayed as a pop-up or in a separate information field. In the future you will be control you semantic desktop with Dolphin.
By default Dolphin displays only a minimalistic number of icons in the working bar, which can be modified like all KDE applications. The address bar shows navigation path by default. Alternatively you can switch to a text based navigation bar.
Dolphin can be run in 'Super User' mode. User must enter root password to launch manager.