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Parted Magic Continues Being Commercial-Only

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Published on 05 January 2014 07:07 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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A new release of the once popular Parted Magic Linux distribution is available that aims to assist in data recovery and disk/partition management, but it continues to be commercial-only.

Last year was when Parted Magic fundamentally shifted its distribution model and went from being freely available for download without charge to then being behind a pay wall but some free download links remained. Now with modern versions of the Linux distribution designed for disk/partition management, the pay wall is being enforced.

Parted Magic 2014.01.04 was released yesterday and it will set you back $4.99 USD for gaining access to this current version or $49.99 USD for a one year subscription that includes distribution updates.

Parted Magic 2014.01.04 features the Linux 3.12.6 kernel and updates to many of the contained packages, including GParted 0.17.0, Mozilla Firefox 26, etc. Parted Magic also has a new module system to reduce the amount of RAM used by extra programs plus the addition of new programs for GPointing Device Settings, Rdiff Backup, Wimlib, and PCRegEdit.

More details on the first 2014 update for the commercial Parted Magic can be found from PartedMagic.com.

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