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Old 12-13-2005, 11:33 AM   #1
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Linux CD Burning for Dummies. Seriously


Hey all,

What would be a good Graphical, free cd burning application for dummies to use? Other than K3b. Something Nero-esq. Easy to use, can burn cd's or dvds, can convert wav to mp3 and back, etc, and able to be by someone w/ few computer skills. I've only used K3B, but since these are Windows Converts, i put them on Xandros 3, and it appears that K3B isn't working on Xandros. Dependecy issues. It appears that i'm not the only one w/ this problem either. And before we go blasting Xandros and picking this distro over that, these people are not very....what's the P.C. term....computer literate. They have a combined age that dates back to Napoleon. WWII era -> Vietman era. I chose Xandros for them because it is easy to use. Anyway, i babble. Any good recommendations?

Thanks,
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:38 AM   #2
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Gtoaster? XCDroast? Either will do...failing that, why not compile k3b from source?
 
Old 12-13-2005, 11:54 AM   #3
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K3B is probably the best option. This is not the first time Ive heard someone complaining about related issues and Xandros. Hrmm, perhaps you should consider changing to another distro.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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oh ra,

the way i see it is that you have four choices.
a: fix dependencies w/ k3b and xandros
b: educate users on more complicated program
c: cange distributions
d: buy nero for linux http://www.nero.com/eng/NeroLINUX.html

hope this helps
 
Old 12-13-2005, 01:35 PM   #5
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Nero for Linux is probably the cleanest option, although it does cost a few dollars.

I only used Xandros for about a day. (Very nice looking distro, by the way--a very good recommendation for people transitioning from Windows.) Although I did not have a chance to test it, I thought it had CD burning as a drag and drop feature in the file manager (XFM). Out of curiosity, what about this did not work?
 
Old 12-13-2005, 01:51 PM   #6
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oh ra,

the way i see it is that you have four choices.
a: fix dependencies w/ k3b and xandros
b: educate users on more complicated program
c: cange distributions
d: buy nero for linux http://www.nero.com/eng/NeroLINUX.html

hope this helps
e: compile from source where dependencies are less likely to be a problem...
 
Old 12-13-2005, 02:02 PM   #7
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LOL Komakino. I just noticed your signature. It should be a sticky on every English-speaking forum in the world.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 03:02 PM   #8
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Wow dunno who suggested using Nero but that has to be the worst option available out there. Nero for Linux sux big time. Its nothing but a nasty attempt from the guys of Nero to bring to Linux the low quality apps Windows users are used to.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 03:06 PM   #9
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in the orginal post he/she asked for a nero-esque type burner, now as nero offers one for linux he/she might just want it.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 03:37 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the input. Can't, educate 'em on another distro. They're lucky to be able to use Xandros. Too bad too. Looked at the Nero solution, still thinking about it. Alot of these people don't have much of money, and Piracy is bad, mmkay. There was one Nay-sayer re: nero. Any particular reason why? I love Nero for windows. Still, 20$. Compiling from source...was trying to not do that. I haven't had a lot of success, being a 1 year convert myself. The drag and drop is OK I have used that. A couple of people were wanting to do conversions (wav to mp3, mp3 to wav) and compiliations. You know a few more advanced features that normal drag and drop. *Sigh* Good suggestions everyone.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 03:54 PM   #11
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I just checked, and there is a trial version of NeroLINUX.

If you have problems installing things from source, consider getting a copy of CheckInstall. It partially simplifies the installation and can create a package for the Debian style package manager used in Xandros. After that, the package manager can be used to uninstall or whatever. You can see a good guide for using it here:

http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=05/10/07/1523201
 
Old 12-14-2005, 11:37 AM   #12
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I just checked, and there is a trial version of NeroLINUX.

If you have problems installing things from source, consider getting a copy of CheckInstall. It partially simplifies the installation and can create a package for the Debian style package manager used in Xandros. After that, the package manager can be used to uninstall or whatever. You can see a good guide for using it here:

http://www.linux.com/article.pl?sid=05/10/07/1523201

awesome. thanks m8. i'll check into that.
 
  


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