GParted is a GTK+ frontend to GNU Parted and the official GNOME Partition Editor application. It is used for creating, deleting, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the file systems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging). GParted is developed on GNU/Linux.
- GParted is one of, if not the best alternative to EASE US if you are using a GNU/GNOME Linux distro like Ubuntu. If it's available for Windows, I've never tried GParted on a Win OS before, so I couldn't vouch for that either way. It's excellent when used on Ubuntu though!
- GParted is FOSS, and in fact a very important tool for those familiar with Linux and other FOSS OS'es. In general, at least in my 33 years of experience, FOSS software is usually more stable and better quality.
- While GParted is Linux only you can turn it into a live USB/CD with software like Rufus and boot it up from a USB/CD on system startup. It then runs from its own Linux based OS and you can format drives on computers that only runs Windows with it.