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 184.108.40.206,
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..."