I'm a new customer to Paragon and purchased Hard Disk Manager to give myself flexibility in backing up Linux partitions and also as a modern partition manager. I already use Storagecraft's ShadowProtect for Windows backup and also Terabyte's Bootit NG for the odd partitioning job and to act as a boot manager for my two XP, one Win7 and one Linux partitions. Shadowprotect Desktop doesn't support Linux partitions and Bootit is feeling dated. I'm also not familiar enough with Linux to feel really comfortable with Gparted. My first experience with Paragon has not been encouraging, Boot Manager installed itself without me requesting it (from a WinPE CD boot), took control of my MBR and didn't restore it cleanly when I disabled Boot Manager. Boot Manager seems to be included in the product just to tick a box - its functionality is way behind even Bootit (no default, no auto-hiding of non primary partitions, no interface editing) and very disappointing. In contrast, ShadowProtect has always been absolutely rock-solid on Windows backup/restore and its WinPE environment has never done anything in the least unexpected. I'm now nervous about the rest of the Paragon suite, should I be worried in letting Paragon loose on partition resizing?