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Brasero Burns Data, Not Time - or Piles of Discs

May 12, 2010, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"The ubiquitous CD/DVD platter may be on its way to Legacyville, one town away from the FloppyTown and the once-popular ZipDisk City. Large-capacity USB and micro disk storage media go where the CD/DVD cannot go -- small mobile gadgets.

"But for laptop and desktop storage and bulk transfer needs, CD/DVD software is still indispensable. Nothing can bog down its use more than poorly designed tools for burning content. Burning files to CDs and DVDs is not something I do daily, so I sometimes have to revisit a learning curve for using these apps. Routine file backups I handle with two external USB hard drives. This relegates CD/DVD burning activities to work-specific tasks and bulk portable file transport of photo and music files along with creating installation discs from ISO files.

"To handle these CD/DVD tasks, my Applications menu includes apps such as GnomeBaker CD/DVD Writer, ISO Master, Gnome CD Master, Xfburn and Pburn CD/DVD/Blu-ray Writer. These apps span two or three Linux distro running on my various home office computers."

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