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CD Burning Applications for Ubuntu

There are not many applications for recording optical media under Linux. On the other hand, applications for Windows that allows a user to write a CD or DVD are numerous, but the most important difference is that those available on Linux are free and / or open source, with some exceptions. But all have basically the same purpose – to write or copy a disk.

In the world of Linux, the most common applications for burning optical media are usually pre-installed with the operating system chosen by the user. If not, they can be downloaded and installed easily on almost any platform.

Here are some of the most common such programs for Ubuntu:

Applications for Gnome / GTK

Brasero

Brasero is one of the most popular tools in the world of burning CDs. It usually comes pre-installed in most distributions that use Gnome. Brasero provides the user with a very friendly and simple interface while keeping all the important features needed by a user. Brasero is an application that requires minimal resources, providing maximum functionality, all integrated in one intuitive interface.

GnomeBaker

GnomeBaker is another GTK application with the same functionality as Brasero, but with a different interface. GnomeBaker gives the user an interface similar to Nero and K3B. The difference in use depends on the visual tastes.

X-CD-Roast

X-CD-Roast is an application to burn discs with its basic functions, but comes with a relatively primitive interface. Many users might find its interface as hard to use.

KDE Applications

K3B

K3B is probably one of the most popular programs available in the Linux world. It has many advanced features and options that would satisfy most users of such a program. It is available for both KDE and Gnome. Generally, K3B is regarded as the Nero of Linux.

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AcetoneISO and GnomeBaker: two terrific CD/DVD image manipulators for Ubuntu!

AcetoneISOToday, in our Linux Page (in Spanish) we have posted a brief but effective post about AcetoneISO2 which is the Ubuntu version of one of the most powerful CD/DVD image manipulators for Linux. Acetone ISO2 works also with NRG, BIN, MDF and CCD proprietary extensions and it can convert them in free ISO images ready to be ripped. AcetoneISO has many features but one of the most attractive fore us is the possibility to encrypt/decrypt an image. We also appreciated the feature which lets you to split/merge your image in different segments. We successfully tested it without big problems but, unfortunately, we read on the net that sometimes there are some unfixed bugs so, if you are in trouble, we suggest to try also GnomeBaker. This program is more stable and very easy to use but contains less features than AcetoneISO. Enjoy them! AddThis