GParted installed by default?

Markus Hitter mah at
Tue Dec 4 08:30:44 UTC 2007

Am 04.12.2007 um 07:58 schrieb Dane Mutters:

> On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 15:57 +0100, Jonas Jørgensen wrote:
>> I would consider partition editing a basic feature that should be  
>> provided by the operating system

For advanced users, I agree. For average users, partitioning is  
something they shouldn't even get in touch with.

> Note: even without gparted, one can still partition from the  
> command line using fdisk, cfdisk, or parted, but this obviously  
> isn't ideal for an inexperienced user who just wants to partition/ 
> format an external drive or some such.

As drives come partitioned off the store, why should a normal user  
have a need to change this partitioning at all?

gparted (or any partitioning software) is a pretty dangerous tool for  
the unexperienced user. Two, three wrong clicks and the whole system  
is gone to a state where only expert users can recover data.


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