Examining NeroLinux Version 2.0.0.2

BURNING ASPIRATIONS

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Does Nero meet the challenge of native Open Source Linux CD utilities, or does it just fiddle while it burns?

Nero is a commercial CD/ DVD burning utility that is very popular in the Windows world. Today, most burners come with an OEM version of Nero, and this has helped Nero become the standard Windows application for burning CDs and DVDs. At the beginning of this year, a Linux version of Nero became available. When NeroLinux first appeared, we concluded that the tool was not up to the level of the Windows version. We recently took a look at NeroLinux 2.0.0.2 to see if Nero had gained some ground on its Windows counterpart. Buying Fuel You can now purchase NeroLINUX (Figure 1) without having a Windows license. For US$ 19.99 you can buy a serial number that converts the downloadable demo version from [1] into a full version. The downloadable demo gives Linux users enough time to test the burning abilities of NeroLINUX before they decide.

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