Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Mar 2008 14:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu It is that time of year again: a new Ubuntu release is upon us. The beta version of Ubuntu 8.04 was released a few days ago, so I decided to give it a try and see what new features and improvements they have shoved into this one. As always, this is as much a preview of the latest GNOME release (2.22) as it is of Ubuntu itself. Read on for the preview.
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RE[3]: CD burning
by Hozz on Wed 26th Mar 2008 23:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: CD burning"
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Well, for more "advanced" burning needs, K3b is still the tool. The thing is, though, that most people (including me) don't need advanced options, they just want to slap a few mp3s onto an audio CD (Serpentine) or burn some holiday pictures etc. to disc to share with friends and family (Nautilus does that nicely). Even burning ISOs is done hassle-free with the right click menu, so why bother opening up a separate app (even is it's more functional) to accomplish these basic tasks?

Still, I wish Serpentine would at least burn directly from mp3/whatever to disc without converting the data first. That's just so win98. I have an Athlon64 3700+, and I think that's more than capable of decoding a stream while it's being written to disc. And even with that, I still don't open up K3b to burn an audio CD. Much easier to just drag a few tracks onto serpentine and let it take its time, and have a cup of coffee while it's at it.

This is not a dig at K3b,it's a brilliant app with loads of features, arguably the best GUI util available for burning CDs on Linux, but I just don't need it. Sometimes, less is more.

edit: and yeah, I remember when K3b was the only app worth mentioning for burning, and it was excellent in a pile of non-working sludge, but times have changed. I commend K3b for its efforts, but it's just not the be-all-end-all app for burning on Linux anymore.

Edited 2008-03-26 23:35 UTC

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