It looks as though Fedora may be getting a new partition manager.  Now, you might be thinking that this new partition manager will replace the much-unliked partition manager in Fedora’s Anaconda installer, and from the looks of it, you might be right.  However, it seems that blivet-gui will be a replacement for the venerable Gparted tool that Linux users are familiar with.  The reason?  Gparted (along with some other well-known partition managers) doesn’t support a lot of the newer storage technologies available.  While I’m sure that Gparted may eventually support it (if it is still under active development), blivet-gui looks to function similarly to Gparted to provide a level of familiarity to users.

Personally, I love Gparted and I also use CLI tools like cfdisk and parted when necessary.  Also, these tools are available in practically every distribution out there as well as the BSD flavors (AFAIK).  If blivet-gui does a good job at maintaining the intuitiveness that Gparted provides, then I believe it would be a major improvement compared to the current partitioning utility that’s used in Fedora’s installer and I welcome it with open arms.  That said, I hope that some of these improvements will also go back to the Gparted team if they haven’t already taken the task to support those storage techonologies that blivet-gui aims to support.

If you’re running Fedora 20, you can install blivet-gui and give it a test run by following the instructions on the developer’s blog.  You can also find some more screenshots there, too.


A very happy birthday to the Linux kernel which turns 23 today!  You’ve come a long way, baby!

Here’s an article from The Mukt about it.


Yes, the Rich Corinthian Leather has returned in Episode 72 of Linux Basement! We discuss Fedora 18, Microsoft hate, Steam+Ubuntu love, Intel’s departure from desktop mobos, and even celebrate MIDI’s 30th birthday! We also plug Jonathan Nadeau’s Sonar Project. Check it out at the following link or subcribe via iTunes or the RSS feed.

Sonar Project

January 28, 2013

Please support a friend of mine and friend of the free/open source community, Jonathan Nadeau, with the Sonar Project. This is a project to bring a fully accessible operating system based on GNU+Linux that is both free-as-in-cost and free-as-in-freedom (meaning you can legally share, modify, and install as you wish).

This project is not just for blind and low vision people, but for people who struggle with dyslexia and learning disabilities as well as accessibility for people with low motor skills and quadriplegics. Please take the time to watch the video and support this project however you can.

Sonar Project Indiegogo Page:
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