Parted Magic 6.7 has been released. The latest update to the partitioning tool and distro comes with some rather big changes. A couple of big components have been updated to their latest version, both the Linux kernel and GParted, the main tool in the suite.
The latest version also makes the switch to PCManFM-Mod as the default file manager. PCManFM-Mod is a fork of the original PCManFM, which hasn't been receiving a regular string of updates.
Parted Magic 6.7 also comes with Firefox 6.0.2, granted, not the latest stable release, and Xfburn takes SimpleBurn's place.
"Major enhancement release with many updates. Most notable updates include, Linux 3.0.4 and GParted 0.9.1," Parted Magic's Patrick Verner wrote on the project's homepage
"We have dropped the legacy PCManFM for PCManFM-Mod, and man is it nice. Lots a little PCManfm bugs that have existed for years are now quashed," he said.
"Xfburn replaces SimpleBurn for burning CDROM/DVD media. Chntwd was added to the boot menu. Adding Luxi fonts improved international language support," he listed some of the smaller updates and changes. "OpenSSH is updated to 5.9p1 with the ecdsa key created by default."
Parted Magic 6.7 comes with Firefox 6.0.2, a fairly recent update, though not the latest. It includes the Mozilla branding, aka the Firefox name and logos, as opposed to fully-free forks such as Debian's IceWeasel.
The latest update also comes with some changes that should help with laptop battery life. Some users had complained that Parted Magic can be rather taxing on the battery. Now, CPU frequency scaling will be set to "on-demand" for any device with a battery.
You can check out a full list of changes as well as updated or new packages here
, in the changelog.
Parted Magic 6.7
is available for download here