Parted Magic gets optional firewall
A new version of the Parted Magic open source, Linux-based, multi-platform partitioning tool has been released. Labelled "2012_05_14", the update is based on the 3.3.6 Linux kernel and includes version 1.12.1 of X Server.
One of the major changes in the release is the addition of an optional firewall for wired connections. Users can enable the firewall and block all incoming traffic by pressing the TAB key and selecting "firewall" at the boot screen. According to lead developer Patrick Verner, support for wireless connections is "coming soon".
Package upgrades include version 2.15 of the GNU C Library (GLIBC), OpenSSL 0.9.8v, and version 0.5.9 of the LXPanel, the standard panel used by LXDE. Additionally, the PCManFM-Mod file manager has been replaced by SpaceFM, and the udisks tool replaces PMount.
More details about the update, including a full list of changes, can be found on the news page and in the change log. Parted Magic 2012_05_14 is available as an ISO image file from the project's download page. Parted Magic is hosted on SourceForge and licensed under the GPLv2.
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