Download Parted magic

8 replies [Last post]
pascal@diogoantunes.org
Offline
Joined: 09/03/2012

Hi,
new release of parted magic, great, but how can I download it?
http://partedmagic.com/doku.php?id=downloads
I have to pay?

--
Libere,
Pascal Diogo Antunes.

Le vrai scandale n'est pas de manger des lasagnes au cheval sans le
savoir. Le vrai scandale est d'en manger au boeuf en le sachant.

jamathis

I am a member!

Offline
Joined: 04/25/2013

It looks that way. GParted is a viable alternative if purchasing Parted Magic is not an option for you.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

pascal@diogoantunes.org
Offline
Joined: 09/03/2012

On Fri, 27 Sep 2013 08:08:29 +0200 (CEST)
name at domain wrote:

> It looks that way. GParted is a viable alternative if purchasing Parted
> Magic is not an option for you.
>
> http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
>

I knew GParted. But partedmagic has gparted and other programs.
I have two parted magic versions if somebody wants.

What a pitty...

--
Libere,
Pascal Diogo Antunes.

"Une seule chose que nous puissions donner sans l'avoir: le bonheur."- Anne Barratin.

Sachin
Offline
Joined: 06/02/2012

The webmaster might have forgotten to add link.

---

quantumgravity
Offline
Joined: 04/22/2013

In my point of view, we should encourage whenever developers dare to charge money for their free software.
I'm really glad to read they do.

lembas
Offline
Joined: 05/13/2010

>In my point of view, we should encourage whenever developers dare to charge money for their free software.
I agree. Just wish they'd provide more payment options.

jamathis

I am a member!

Offline
Joined: 04/25/2013

I fully agree. That would go a long way to dispelling the myth that developers can't make a living working on free software. Personally I had much rather pay for a free program and help a developer than get a proprietary program for no cost.

BinaryDigit
Offline
Joined: 11/30/2010

I've used Ultimate Boot CD with great results in the past. It includes Parted Magic although I'm not sure what version.

Great thing about it is 1 CD handles everything; GNU/Linux, Windows, DOS. The programs on it are a mix of freeware and GPL licensed software. I'd prefer all GPL software, but I make an exception for this CD, it's just too useful to ignore: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

P.S. Parted Magic version on this CD is 1 August 2013.

mYself
Offline
Joined: 01/18/2012

Hi Pascal.

I was dealing the same issue a week before or so, when I finally found some time to make a full hard-drive backup with Clonezilla, using my Parted Magic boot CD, but since this distribution is periodically upgraded, I wanted to burn a new live ISO before I will do the backup.

Unfortunately, the time when I burned my last copy of Parted Magic on a CD, was also the last time it was offered as a free download. According to a Phoronix reader, who's been talked with the author, Patrick Verner, the funding went this way because of the financial problems that occured in the author's family, when his wife lost job, and he wanted to be able to work on the project as a full-time job, but for that he needs to meet the $1200 per month revenue limit, and that wasn't always met through donations.

I encourage you, and everyone here to make the $5 dollar payment for this perfectly fine distro, full of free software goodness, but if you, for some reason, are unable to make payments using PayPal (like me), or just want to test drive the older releases, I found this blog page that helped me, and where you/anyone can download the latest "free, as in free beer" version, that was previously released:

http://mrsebe.bplaced.net/blog/wordpress/?p=80

Paying for free software is good thing as long as all the donated money gets to the project, and I would like to see more of them taking the same route, since in my opinion, this is the way the majority of free software projects should go.

The full story about the transition can be found here:

[Phoronix] Parted Magic Is Still Free