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Old 03-12-2005, 05:19 PM   #1
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Nero for Linux


Believe it or not. Nero is out for Linux. I still love K3b but this is certaintly something to know about. Here's the stuff. Thera are also some screenshots.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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First, I should say that I do have issues with K3b. That being said, IMHO part of what makes linux great is the open-source software that it's constructed upon. Sure we could go over to closed source software and still be running "Linux" however (not to be fanatical about it) once we start down that slippery slope it's only a matter of time before we go the way of Windoze. In conclusion, save a tree, be kind and rewind, and above all else SUPPORT OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE!!! Thank you.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 10:16 PM   #3
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Opensource has become a slogan that has annoyed me now, which is epitomized in you. I use software, I like good software. If it is bad software I won't use it. License is irrelevant. Half you [edited] who rants about open-source never even have looked at the source code of these programs let alone understand a quarter of it.

Its the quality of the stuff, screw what license it comes under. For some things windows is much better than linux, for others linux is better. For each application and circumstance I see which is better and use it under the appropriate one. To say one sucks and only use the other is simply shooting yourself in the foot. I understand if you don't have the financial capabilities to pay for it, fine, but even then you shouldn't rant and shout out "SUPPORT OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE!!!".
 
Old 03-14-2005, 12:49 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Pauli
Opensource has become a slogan that has annoyed me now, which is epitomized in you. I use software, I like good software. If it is bad software I won't use it. License is irrelevant. Half you [edited] who rants about open-source never even have looked at the source code of these programs let alone understand a quarter of it.

Its the quality of the stuff, screw what license it comes under. For some things windows is much better than linux, for others linux is better. For each application and circumstance I see which is better and use it under the appropriate one. To say one sucks and only use the other is simply shooting yourself in the foot. I understand if you don't have the financial capabilities to pay for it, fine, but even then you shouldn't rant and shout out "SUPPORT OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE!!!".
Wow, take a year off or something Pauli? It's good to express your opinion but leave the unecessary descriptive words out of your posts please that offend others.

Regards.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 02:19 AM   #5
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And to get the discussion back on topic

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Originally posted by Pauli
Half you nice people who rant about open-source never even have looked at the source code of these programs let alone understand a quarter of it.
Maybe so, but if you're using Windows or some other proprietary software, when's the last time you looked at their source code? Oops, sorry, it turns out that's not an option.
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I understand if you don't have the financial capabilities to pay for it, fine, but even then you shouldn't rant and shout out "SUPPORT OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE!!!".
And the point of this comment is .... what? You seem to be implying that expensive commercial software is automatically better than free software, which just isn't true. Apart from that though, what difference does it possibly make what somebody's financial situation is? Good software is good software, regardless of how much it costs, and if someone who is using open source software wants to promote it, how is that a bad thing? As you say yourself, "it's the quality of the stuff", and if you've got two programs that both do the same exact thing (such as burning CD's), does it make more sense to shell out $X for a commercial version, or do download an open source equivalent? If you ask me, the rational thing to do would be to go with open source.

Just my 2 cents, as always -- J.W.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 02:40 AM   #6
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Hm this section bothered me a little...
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Important note: Nero does not provide Technical Support for NeroLINUX.

NeroLINUX is FREE of charge if you register:

* A Full Version of Nero Software Version 6 or higher
* Retail Version or Downloaded Version

Please note: This offer is not for OEM or Demo version users.
OEM users can Upgrade Now for a special discount offer.
So for one they don't support their stuff and for two you have to have a purchased copy that only works on windows? So this is only free for dual booters who have Nero on their windows OS. Also I don't see where you can just flat out buy NEROLinux. Hm sounds like a half done job to try and get your product into the expanding world of linux.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:39 AM   #7
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I have a dual boot PC with linux and XP.
For me ,if I want to burn something to a cd or dvd,I will boot into XP.
I hope that FSF doesn't play the anti-piracy game.Because I am poor.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 05:25 AM   #8
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The sad thing is, whenever I boot into Windows, there isnt a piece of software on there that I've paid cash for. I'm a criminal because of that. When I boot into linux there isnt a single piece of software I've paid cash for and its all totally legal. I dont know what that says but it makes me wonder if the moment apps like Nero start to appear for linux, everyone will abandon the free software projects and just go warez. Thoughts on a postcard to the usual address....
 
Old 03-14-2005, 09:53 AM   #9
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"Linux did ship with defective kernel...."
"error messages related to include/scsi/scsi.h & include/scsi/sg.h....."
"upgrade to Linux-2.6.8 or newer or remove /usr/src/linux..........."
" dynamic linker on Linux does not work correctly............................"
"Until this is fixed it makes no sense to switch to libc.so.7..............."
"Linux kernels past 2.0.30 will probably already have this patch included................................"

what the hack is that,I even had to convert my atapi cdrom into scsi ones !Even if it is all true and workable,mind you,can I trust my blank cdrom or DVD to linux "kernel" (at least i sounded abstract enough for the linux hacker,try talking about "NT kernel" to MS users including those hardcore professional ones).Linux is free,but burning blank roms on my "XP" is definately cheaper.Agree?
 
Old 03-14-2005, 11:11 AM   #10
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Re: Nero for Linux

Quote:
Originally posted by ernesto_cgf
...Thera are also some screenshots.
Is that... Motif?
Ew.

--L*F
 
Old 03-14-2005, 01:59 PM   #11
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I don't know exactly if this is the answer you are looking for, but it seems to me you are asking about what desktop API (or whatever is that you call it) they are using. It that is the case, it uses some not-so-updated version of GTK, I think. Perhaps he screenshots are themed too. Who knows?
 
Old 03-14-2005, 05:06 PM   #12
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My 2 cents... it's like the same thing when Symantec released PCAnywhere for Linux. So it's true, VNC does the same thing possibly better, so that means we won't use it. But if someone does need to use it, it'll be there for him and not be an obstacle in his Linux path. As well, at least it shows willingness of software vendors to acknowledge and develop for the new movement to Linux.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 08:14 PM   #13
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My 2 cents... it's like the same thing when Symantec released PCAnywhere for Linux. So it's true, VNC does the same thing possibly better, so that means we won't use it. But if someone does need to use it, it'll be there for him and not be an obstacle in his Linux path. As well, at least it shows willingness of software vendors to acknowledge and develop for the new movement to Linux.
I agree with you completely. That is exactly the point of all this. Even when it is not OSS, the fact that vendors are taking Linux into account is notable. I wouldn't be surprised if we see Macromedia or Adobe products for Linux sometime in the future.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 08:30 PM   #14
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See a related thread here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=300802
 
Old 03-15-2005, 06:54 AM   #15
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Originally posted by Tux_Phoenix
Hm this section bothered me a little...


So for one they don't support their stuff and for two you have to have a purchased copy that only works on windows? So this is only free for dual booters who have Nero on their windows OS. Also I don't see where you can just flat out buy NEROLinux. Hm sounds like a half done job to try and get your product into the expanding world of linux.
I am with you on that one. I was about to place an order when I noticed that. Why not do a cheap "test the waters" release rather than that ?
 
  


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