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UPDATED: 32BitsOnline: Software Reviews--Partition Magic 4.0

Jan 08, 1999, 15:13 (3 Talkback[s])

"Adding new operating systems should not be something that should intimidate. In fact, it should be easy and painless. And that's what PowerQuest's new version of Partition Magic is all about."

"If you have used previous versions of Partition Magic, the product still does the same thing as previous versions did. This time PowerQuest added the now highly ubiquitous wizards into the new version."

"Partition Magic now supports hard drives of up to 20 gigabytes, built-in conversion from FAT16 - FAT32 file systems."

"Partition Magic has built-in support for Linux's ext2 file system, in addition to NTFS and HPFS."

Complete review.

Thanks to Benjamin Scott for the following information:

The author states that because PartitionMagic does not include Linux binaries, you need to have Windows available to run it. That is not correct. The PartitionMagic CD-ROM includes a LINUX directory, which in turn includes two diskette images. The first is a Caldera OpenDOS boot diskette, the second contains PartitionMagic program files. Using just these diskette images and Linux, you can use PartitionMagic. So there is no need for a third-party product to host PartitionMagic.