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NewsForge: NeroLinux Revisited: No Better than the Alternatives

Jul 27, 2006, 19:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"For several years, Nero has manufactured one of the most popular CD/DVD burning suites for Windows. Now at version 2.1.0.1, NeroLINUX is the GNU/Linux equivalent of Nero Burning ROM, one of the main programs in the Nero suite. Like its Windows counterpart, NeroLINUX combines an easy-to-use interface with a variety of options. However, unlike the Windows version, it offers little, if anything, that is not available in comparable free software.

"We last reviewed NeroLINUX in April 2005, when the current version was 2.0. The reviewer found a number of major problems, including a complicated setup for 2.4 kernels, and reported errors for device permissions and conflicts with GNOME's magicdev. Even more seriously, the review reported problems with dragging and dropping file names with dashes and with actual burning..."

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