Company: -- Author: Bart Hakvoort; Patrick Verner; project team
(Donationware) (free) (open source: GNU GPL) Windows OS: n/a NOTES: No installation required.
Other OS: Linux
Languages: English and many other languages
Description: GParted LiveCD uses Xorg, the lightweight Fluxbox window manager, and the latest 2.6 Linux Kernel.GParted is an industrial-strength package for creating, destroying, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the file systems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, re-organizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging).
Home Page: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
Program description: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
Download page v 0.3.1-1 (2006-09-12) [ gparted-livecd-0.3.1-1.iso (29212 KB)] [ gparted-livecd-0.3.1-1.iso.zip (28413 KB)]
(desc. rev.: 2006-10-02)
From: "Whirled Peas" < email@example.com>
Susan, thanks for adding this to the discussion thread (and for the description rewrite). I was slow in getting round to doing so. I'll get your check in the mail soon . . . really!
I also wasn't sure quite how to classify gparted since I don't believe there has ever been a live cd on the Priceless Ware List in the past.
One of the things I really like about the graphical interface in gparted is that it displays the used space in each partition for you. If you have a hard disc and want to cut it in half so you can experiment with another OS or so you can store your critical files in a partition different than the windows "home" partition, you can see how much space has already been taken up by windows (or whatever). You can see what I mean by looking at the screenshots on the gparted website: