Initial Spark for Nero 4

Sep 21, 2009

The Nero company has its latest Nero Linux 4 available now for download for $20.

The proprietary Nero burn software for Linux is available as two applications, the Nero Burning ROM for advanced users and a new Nero Linux Express 4, a wizard to help those just starting out. The company also provides a Nero Linux 4 Essentials for OEMs and hopes thereby to win access to the netbook market.

Nero Linux 4 copies and burns audio files and data on CDs and DVDs, as well as ISO-9660 filesystems on Blu-ray media. Audio formats are MP3Pro, FLAC and WAV version 3, with MusePack and AIFF newly added. SmartDetect automatic drive support searches independently for removable storage. The Linux version can't come even close to the volume of Windows Nero versions out there and it lacks their video functions.

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  • I prefer Nero Linux but don't know if I'll upgrade again

    I'm a happy owner of NeroLinux v3 and use it as my primary burning sw. I appreciate how many formats it supports and all from one consistent interface. Having said that I don't think this new v4 has anything I need so I probably won't upgrade.
  • it'll never fly

    I agree with MadMan.. this will never get off the ground.. There are too many excellent free and open alternatives in GNU/Linux. Also they are trying to introduce proprietary software into a culture of free and open software. Which, unless the product offers something not otherwise available, tends to flop badly. I also would not be surprised to find out that Nero's burning software for GNU/Linux is nothing but a front end for cdrecord, cdrdao, wodim,etc. However I'm not willing to spend $20 to find out.
  • Nero 4 Linux, hehe...

    I think it's a little too late now for Nero in Linux (or other *nix systems, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc).

    It's great in windows, for windows, as windows is very limited, but why pay for something like this outside of windows (at least for now) when there's free and better alternatives. k3b, etc.
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