3 out of 5 with 2 ratings

Parted Magic Reviews

Great but no longer free

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I still use this software even after Patrick put up what was then a controversial paywall. I'd like to see a true alternative come about but that may take more work than other people are willing to put in.

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I'd like to see a true alternative come about but that may take more work than other people are willing to put in.

Your wish has come true. I have created an easy-to-use live environment called " Small Rescuezilla iconRescuezilla ", which includes a graphical application fully interoperable with Clonezilla named Rescuezilla.

It's free and open-source (licensed under GPLv3). Of course, the Parted Magic author can integrate the software into his application as long as he is operating accordance with the GPLv3 licensing. Development of Rescuezilla is funded by supporters on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/join/rescuezilla

Thanks rescuezilla. Right now it appears as though your OS and tools are minimal with a focus on an easy-to-use Clonezilla interface. I'll have to create a vm and play with this.

Yes, you're right. Rescuezilla is indeed far more minimal than Parted Magic.

I think Rescuezilla is a useful alternative for the many users who just want Parted Magic to act as a quick and easy live USB to run GParted, Clonezilla and a web browser.

At this stage I am not intending including all the applications available in Parted Magic, because it would grow the Rescuezilla ISO image from ~700MB to Parted Magic's 2.6GB. But I am happy to include the applications that users find most useful.

That's a fair stance and one I support. I want other users to recognize what rescuezilla is meant for on first glance. Good luck!

Thanks! You raised a fair point!


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Author of this 'software' is very bad-behaved, he cursed people who used his Parted Magic for free but refused to pay for next releases and switched to open products like GParted.
Normal people respect others' choice and don't behave agressively like author of this 'software'.
So, don't use this 'tool'. God knows what kind of hidden malware could such (unethic guy) add to next releases.
Also, all included tools are free, this (unethic guy) is just selling opensource freeware in nice-painted box under name 'Parted Magic' (with is clearly reference to Partition Magic). I wonder why Symantec doesn't sue this thief for stealing their trademark and changed few letters to make 'brand new' name.
[2 stars because this at least works, -3 stars because of selling free stuff under partitially stolen name]

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