Parted Magic: the friendly distro for your hard drive

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Parted Magic is a Linux distribution that can be a very good companion for your hard drive and other types of memories. Non-volatile memory is highly important, since we store a lot of important data in our day to day, information that we do not want to lose and that we must manage properly. For this reason, the developers of this distro have created this distribution with a multitude of tools that will help us precisely with this.

Now this available Parted Magic 2016_01_06, the new all-in-one version with new features and all the updated tools to keep our memories well managed, creating partitions, deleting them, diagnosing their status, repairing them, etc. And all in a Live so you don't have to install anything, simply insert the disk or USB where you have the burned ISO and boot from RAM.

Developers they have updated practically all the applications by default that were included in previous versions for this Parted Magic 2016_01_06. So we can have better compatibility and stability for our work environment, especially if you are a technician and you dedicate yourself to repairing equipment, this system will be highly useful. A whole toolbox dedicated to a single purpose.

Kernel updated to Linux 4.3.2, the tools are now more numerous, bugs fixed, improvements in the open source driver for AMD GPUs (xf86-video-amdgpu), etc. The worst thing is that before it was a free distribution and not long ago it became commercial, although do not be scared, the price for download the latest version it is quite low, with only $ 9 you can have this operating system. And so we will have at our disposal tools such as:

  • GParted: to manage our partitions (create, delete, resize, format, ...).
  • TestDisk: to recover partitions without losing data.
  • Clonezilla: to create backup copies and images of hard drives or complete memories.
  • fstransform: to convert between one format and another of partitions.
  • lsdct: to ensure safe data erasure.
  • Other many: Systat, FLTK, Dash, libjpeg-turbo, aic94xx-seq, procps-ng, etc.

Although if you don't want to pay, you can always download all these free tools for free and create your custom distro or opt for other alternatives ...

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