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Subject:A stake through Nero's heart!
Time:12:31 am
I've just removed Nero, the Windows CD/DVD copier, from my computer - the "update" that rolled out today seemed to install loads of unwanted media programs and messed up a lot of file associations. Since it's been of little use recently anyway - the cheaper version of recent years is seriously crippled - I've decided to use a program called img burn instead - it seems to do what I want, including things like overburning onto 800mb CDs which Nero will no longer do, and it's donationware - free to use, donate if you like it, no nag screens etc. So far I'm very pleased with it.

http://www.imgburn.com/

It's a shame because Nero used to be a very good program - but now it's just bloatware, huge and so busy trying to sell you its pro version that it's alienating a lot of customers.
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gonzo21
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Time:2014-12-11 11:37 am (UTC)
It's sad when old programs do that isn't it. That's how I got that virus recently, I installed the latest version of a piece of software I used to use a lot, but the most recent version came with a mountain of crap attached to it.

I guess they have a right to try and increase revenue streams, but they're not going to do it by being so fundementally dishonest. Particularly when there is lots of free software out there these days.
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ffutures
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Time:2014-12-11 04:38 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Img Burn is good enough that I sent the author a fiver, will add more if it doesn't let me down over the next few months.
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