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OfB.biz: PartitionExpert: Your Very Own Partition Techie

Apr 15, 2003, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Timothy R. Butler)

"A few months ago I had a few minutes of free time on my hands and so I made a stop at Best Buy to browse for some networking equipment. As I walked toward the hardware section, a software package caught my eye that I hadn't heard of before: 'Acronis PartitionExpert.' Realizing the need for a good partitioning tool in many environments that use GNU/Linux, I made a mental note to contact Acronis when I got back to the office.

"After receiving a copy of Partition Expert for review, we fired up one of OfB Lab's testing systems--one that actually still has a copy of Windows on it--and got ready to install the package. While, frustratingly, you must have a copy of Windows on your system to get Partition Expert installed, the install process can create a boot disk or CD that will allow you to accomplish partitioning tasks without any operating system requirements. Acronis's Stephen Lawton reports that the CD in the retail box version (as opposed to the downloaded version) can be used as a boot disc as well, meaning that those who purchase a boxed copy will not have to bother with Windows..."

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