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A Great HDD Partition Util, Now With Firefox

A new version of Parted Magic, a Slackware-based Linux distribution, was release yesterday, fixing a few bugs and adding new packages such as Adblock Plus 1.02, gdisk 0.2.2, Firefox 3.5, and more. Parted Magic is an extremely handy toolset--or rather a "business card" operating system--to help users perform recovery tasks or partition hard drives. Parted Magic requires at least a Pentium 2 processor and 400 MB of RAM to operate, or 128 MB for "Live" mode. Adding Firefox now enables end-users to jump online straight off the "live CD.

In addition to the new features and bug fixes, the developers also upgraded the toolset's visual interface. "We also took some time to redo the artwork," said Patrick Verner. "Many thanks to Jason Vasquez for heading up this effort. I think it's the best looking version of Parted Magic yet!"

To download the 93 MB ISO, head here. Parted Magic is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).