For hard disk partitioning, Partition Magic is commonly used. For creation as well as for modification of partitions, the utility which runs on Windows platform is very useful. There are, however, many free alternatives to Partition Magic. These open source partitioning [softwares have the same functionality as that of Partition Magic but the best part is that they are free. One can download them easily and enjoy the fruits of the free alternative partition ware. The popular partitioning programs in this category are GParted, GParted LiveCD, Ranish Partition Manager, Parted Magic LiveCD, Partition Logic, EASEUS Partition Manager, Partition resizer and Fdisk tool.