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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
The latest release of the Parted Magic versatile partitioning tool gives users the option to install NVIDIA's proprietary video driver. Instead of using the bundled open source nouveau driver, which may have problems on some hardware, users can download and install an NVIDIA binary driver module. When doing so, lead developer Patrick Verner notes that users will need to first disable the nouveau driver from the Fail Safe menu.
Labelled "2012_06_26", the Parted Magic update is based on the 3.4.3 Linux kernel and adds new programs such as the Samba file sharing software.