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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Review NeroLinux 3

system Requirements:

Linux Kernel 2.4 or newer (2.6 recommended) with X-Window

Glibc 2.3.2 and libstdc++6 3.4

GTK+ 2.4.10 (or newer)

800 MHz Intel® Pentium® III processor, AMD Sempron™ 2200+ processors or equivalent, 128 MB RAM

Hard drive space: 50 MB for program installation

CD, DVD, Blu-ray, or HD DVD recordable or rewritable drive for burning

NeroLinux 3 comes in both .deb and .rpm packages and sports an improved graphical user interface similar to the look and feel of the current Windows Nero Burning ROM 7 edition. I won't say I prefer it over k3b because some of the greatest KDE applications out there integrate burning via K3b; Amarok, K9 Copy and Digikam come to mind. Of most interest to many people is the fact that NeroLinux 3 will allow you to burn both HD-DVDs and Blu-ray discs, but like most I do not own a Blu-ray or HD-DVD recorder (way out of my price range), so I am unable to test out that feature. In addition to offering Blu-ray and HD DVD burning capabilities enabled through full UDF support, Nero Linux 3 natively supports 32 and 64-bit GNU/Linux systems and is fully compatible with numerous GNU/Linux distributions. You should not have a problem unless you are running something truly odd.

Nero 3 accepted all my audio formats including FLAC, MP3 and OGG, how ever it did not accept my WMA stuff. No big shock there. I did find NeroLinux faster than k3b in the few tests I did.

For those familiar with Nero in Windows, the new GUI will make you feel right at home since it's based off of Nero Burning ROM 7.0. NeroLinux 3 has been released and costs $24.99USD for the license key. It's leaps and bounds above NeroLinux 2.


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