Parted Magic 2014_01_04 Released

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Parted Magic 2014_01_04 was released:
    http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=08243

    It still costs $4.99 to download. It would be nice if it was free again.
     
  2. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    I would suggest him to increase the price of the software but do not charge for every new version. For example, he can charge 10 bucks to provide free update for a year.
    I don't think this software will be free again in the near future. It's the author's full time job now.
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    It would also be nice if rent and food was free.
    Mrk
     
  4. rrrh1

    rrrh1 Registered Member

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    Option 2
    $49.99 - One Year Subscription

    Well he does have a yearly subscription.

    I bought the last version and it downloaded very slowly.

    May buy it again if I feel it's necessary.

    He does deserve something for his time.

    Have a good morning...

    rrrh1 (arch1)
     
  5. Gaddster

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    Since Parted Magic is open source - licensed under GPL...You can download the iso from other places without having to pay the $4.99 download fee or any other subscription fees.

     
  6. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    sounds interesting.
    we can do group buy taking turns - one person in the group can buy it and share it with other members, then when next version comes out, a different group member can buy it and share again.
    :D :D :D

     
  7. J_L

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    Good luck with that (download from other places), I'll just stay with 2013_08_01.
     
  8. accessgranted

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    Hi... I downloaded the new 2014_01_04 version from s3.amazon. It went very fast, contrary to what happened with last year's versions, which were located somewhere else.

    I don't mind giving a few bucks to reward Patrick Verner's compilation work. PartedMagic is my main solution for partitioning computers and backing up/restoring OS's, whether LinuxMint, Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Windows7 or any other OS i happen to use. I've been using PM for years now, and it's only fair to pay the man his due.

    I like the per version option best, because I'm not necessarily gonna buy every release. But I may give some more money when I buy a version, for the above mentioned reasons.

    I come from the Windows world, but am now well rooted in the Linux world. PartedMagic has been one of the very first contacts I had with Linux. If Linux is ever going to compete with M$ in terms of laptops/workstations/pc's, I think it pretty normal to help developers make a living out of their dedication, provided fees stay in reasonable proportions, as is clearly the case with PM.

    Tchuss
     
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