"The GNOME desktop environment comes with a simple and
single-minded CD burner application built into the Nautilus file
manager (not dissimilar to what Microsoft bundles with Windows XP's
Windows Explorer and Vista's Explorer) that can handle a lot of
your file burning needs. But what do you do if you need more
complex tasks done, like burning or ripping an ISO file, or
creating an audio CD?
"When Nautilus begins to feel cramped and underpowered, it's
time to begin looking at some excellent free software utilities to
fill the gap..."