"A slight criticism though: why isn't gparted included in the default install? Seems to me if stuff like gimp is installed (which I had to remove so I could install the 2.8 version) then why not gparted, it's one of the most useful things ever."
Orbmiser wrote:"A slight criticism though: why isn't gparted included in the default install? Seems to me if stuff like gimp is installed (which I had to remove so I could install the 2.8 version) then why not gparted, it's one of the most useful things ever."
Useful to one person is not so for others.
As most users only deal with partitions during installs and installing new hardrives and such.
And no need for it after that.
My situation even installing 5 different distros so far setting them up and then backing them up with Redo backup.
http://redobackup.org/. And all the partitions remain the same without a change. Just new flavor OS gets installed in them. Many are a setup partitions once a year kind of affair so not needed when live CD is available and recommended way to use gparted. And it is not recommended to use it installed in the system as much easier to muck things up.
I find Thunderbird,Gimp and most of LibreOffice unneeded except for writer. Email web-based no need for full blown email program. And Gimp hate with a passion. And prefer darktable http://www.darktable.org/ for image editing.
Also don't need VLC as way over complicated for my needs for video playback. And don't IM so Pidgin is a waste. Same goes for skype and Irc. But for others all apps listed are crucial and needed for their environment and needs.
One persons want may be another's unwanted.
xenopeek wrote:And as you can't resize a partition while you have it mounted, installing GParted wouldn't work for most of your examples. Hence it is included on the Linux Mint ISO, as you'd normally boot from that to resize your Linux Mint partitions safely.
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