This is probably the most thoroughly tested version of Parted Magic we've done in awhile. More attention was given to fixing old problems then adding new features. That's not to say there are a few new ones.
The program to download virus definitions has been overhauled to show more information after the download is complete. Such as the size of the files and the version. You can also decide to download the main, daily, or both. The program which displays what programs are installed has been split up into groups instead of a 1,000 package list.
The EFI GRUB2 menu and the syslinux menu have been completely overhauled from scratch. The syslinux menu looks the same, but the guts are entirely new. The EFI GRUB2 menu is now laid out almost exactly like the syslinux menu so it isn't as confusing.
The Parted Magic services program was also overhauled and works with easier to manage toggle buttons for stop/start.
The program to switch keyboards maps again gets a facelift.
Parted Magic now includes wxHexEditor, powertop, mbuffer, mhash, and emelfm2.
A few long standing unexplainable problems have disappeared switching from systemd-udev to eudev. As far as we know, we are one of the first distributions to start using it by default.
How Parted Magic sets the time has been redone and a new user friendly GUI to set the time has been created.
As usual, about 100+ programs have been upgraded to their newest releases. Take a look at the change log for all the nuts and bolts.
Developer's Disclaimer: This version was released with a very destructive USB corruption bug in the Linux kernel. ...(It) also included a bug in the OLD Secure Erase GUI that would allow a user to erase an ATA disk through a USB interface. In some cases it would brick the expensive USB device. The OLD GUI would also set the secure erase password to NULL by default and using the disk on a Lenovo BIOS is not possible because a password cannot be entered. You have been warned!