"In the past burning CDs or DVDs has not been a task for the
inexperienced Linux user. Depending on hardware, one would have to
pass boot arguments or compile custom modules into the kernel. This
isn't the case on a modern Linux system. In fact, if your system
has a 2.6 kernel, it should work right out of the box; no tweaking,
rebooting, or hair pulling. For those of us who use Gnome, burning
CDs or DVDs is very simple. This article will cover creating data
CDs or DVDs using tools that every Gnome user has. In the next
edition, we will cover creating audio CDs.
"Gnome's integrated Nautilus makes CD/DVD burning simple. I
recently stumbled on this powerful feature. For years now I have
been using the command line tool, cdrecord..."