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Nero CD/DVD Burning Software On Linux Is Dead

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Published on 18 July 2012 12:05 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Proprietary Software
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As was raised earlier today within the Phoronix Forums, the Nero CD/DVD burning software for Linux is dead.

Going back a half-decade is when Nero had released Linux CD/DVD burning software, although it wasn't the greatest closed-source Linux software. Nero's software on Linux never gained much popularity on Linux with GNOME's Brasero, KDE's K3b, and other open-source software working out fine for burning media.

Nero has now confirmed they don't sell any Linux software any longer. "Currently we do not sell any Nero Linux products any more. Please note that technical support for Nero Linux is no longer available."

It's not too much of a disappointment. Personally, I never even had a need to buy and install any Nero software for Linux with the open-source software that's freely available serving for all burning needs.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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