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FirstLinux.com: gcombust 0.1.45 Review

Jun 16, 2001, 15:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ems)

[ Thanks to Paul Emms for this link. ]

CD burners are popular toys, but a lot of people are put off by some of the traditional command-line tools out there for them. FirstLinux takes a quick look at the GTK+-based gcombust, which rolls a lot of functionality into a single package, including creation of ISO images, wav-to-CD, label generation, and burning from the hard drive with no intermediate ISO creation for the space-strapped.

Compared with Nero and Easy CD Creator (2 heavyweight windows burners), gcombust is a small package that doesn't aim to be the kitchen sink of burning programs. However it achieves its aim of providing an easy to use frontend to the powerful linux console CD writing tools. It's not ideal for creating audio CDs and is a little slow in use although this is a development release. Overall this is an extremely useful program for a Linux newcomer who is unfamiliar with the complexities of console based tools.

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