"One of the Gnome desktop's biggest weaknesses is the lack of a
serious CD burning application. Yes, there is a
rudimentary-yet-elegant burning function built right into Nautilus,
the Gnome file manager: Simply open up the CD Creator system
folder, dump into it whatever files and folders you want to burn,
select File, Write to Disc, and soon you have a brand-spankin'-new
data CD. But if you want to burn a bunch of MP3 files to an audio
disc, or duplicate an existing data or audio CD, you're out of
"To be fair, Microsoft Windows can't do these things out of the
box, either: You pretty much need a third-party utility to get the
job done. But in the Windows world, that third-party utility is
going to cost you some cash. Things don't work that way in the land
of Free Software..."
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