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Re: [vox-tech] Burning CD's in Linux
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Re: [vox-tech] Burning CD's in Linux



On Tuesday 04 March 2003 04:51 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> what kind of burner do you have?

Plextor based on your and Rod's recommendation.  You see, I listen to what you 
say.
>
> > Also, isn't there an easier program one can use to burn CD's with?
>
> cdrecord is, imho, the easiest.  even easier than the windows software
> i've seen out there, like nero.

Here's something interesting.  I just installed a Memorex on the computer my 
son uses, and Nero came with it.  Nero's licensing agreement was okay.  But 
check this out.

With Plextor came a Roxio and Oak Technology software packages.  Both had 
licensing agreements that said that I agree that these programs would go 
online at times and download "security updates" that would disable certain 
burner functions (I guess if I was violating copyright laws or something).  I 
don't really understand what these security updates are.  But, I had an idea.

I got the burner to back up business files because they're getting too big for 
floppies.  I don't have that much Linux stuff to back up.  So I was thinking 
that if I could get Linux to work the burner, I could use Linux to back up 
the Windows work files, and then uninstall the privacy invadiing Roxio.

So here's another use for Linux.  Windows users with CD burners should have a 
small Linux partition just to use cdrecord to protect their privacy.

At any rate, Windows users need to read the licensing agreements.

Bob

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