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21 December 2009, 11:44

Parted Magic 4.7 with Google Chrome

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Parted Magic Logo Developer Patrick Verner has announced the availability of version 4.7 of Parted Magic, an open source multi-platform partitioning tool. Parted Magic can be used to create, move, delete and resize drive partitions and will run on a machine with as little as 64MB of RAM. Supported file systems include NTFS, FAT, ReiserFS, Reiser4 and HFS+, LVM and RAID are also supported. The latest 4.7 release is based on the Linux kernel with squashfs-lzma compression and includes several bug fixes, performance improvements, updates and new features.

The update now includes the latest Google Chrome Beta for Linux, replacing Firefox as the default browser. Xfburn and libburnia have been replaced by simpleburn and cdrtools. Package updates include GParted 0.5.0, NTFS-3G 2009.11.14 and FSArchiver 0.6.2. Clonezilla, the open source clone system had been previously removed from the distribution but in Parted Magic 4.7, in response to user feedback, the developers have reinstated Partclone 0.1.9, a component of Clonezilla, for command line use. Other notable changes include fixes to the wireless scripts to resolve "major problems" and updates to the kernel configuration to repair the Broadcom wireless drivers.

More details about the release, including a list of fixed bugs, can be found in the changelog. Parted Magic 4.7 is available to download as an ISO image or a USB file to run as either a LiveCD or LiveUSB. Documentation is also provided. Parted Magic is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).

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