I have re-affirmed my deep-seated hatred of windows.

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  1. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    So, a couple weeks ago I go to burn a copy of Songs For The Deaf (awesome CD :big grin:) using my normal Linux burning software (gnome-toaster, with cdrdao as a backend). And this particular time it failed (made a nice pink coaster). So, today I figure it's time to try it again, and I figure maybe different software will help. So I download Nero on NT.

    First it says "your demo copy has expired". I JUST DOWNLOADED IT YOU FUCKING THING HOW CAN IT HAVE EXPIRED??!! So, I get a key for it (by legal means. of course.) and go to burn my CD. My god, this thing is fucking impossible to use:
    a) It couldn't find my CD in cddb, stupid thing I know it's there, it found it on Linux.
    b) It's entirely unclear how to burn DAO with CD-Text while just copying the CD.

    So, finally I get a CD together (after entering the track names manually :mad: ). And I click "burn". Brings up the little dialog... and.... "You have selected disc-at-once mode. Your CD reader isn't fast enough to do this on-the-fly. Would you like to switch to track-at-once mode?" YES IT IS FAST ENOUGH, I HAVE DONE DAO ON THE FLY NUMEROUS TIMES.

    Yea, that's when I gave up, swore, rebooted into Linux, and in the time it took me to DOWNLOAD Nero, nevermind fighting with it, I'd put the CD layout together in gnome-toaster and in half the time I spent fighting with Nero it was burned.

    Cliffs notes: Nero + Windows == angry vengeful Penguin Man. I HATE WINDOWS AND WINDOWS SOFTWARE.
     
  2. MattIROC

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    switch to easy cd creator 5 :)
     
  3. Rob

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    Hehehe, very nice rant. I might switch back to Linux now. :big grin: :dunno:
     
  4. CyberBullets

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    i've never ever had that problem with nero and 2000pro.

    what type of burner u have? i got a sony 40/24/52 here.
     
  5. CompiledMonkey

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    Yeah, I've never had a problem with Nero and XP/2000. I have had numerous problems trying to burn stuff in RH though. Whatever comes with the default install isn't very intuitive.
     
  6. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    The fact that you are trying to use new technology on NT (ironic ain't it?) is your first mistake. I don't know anyone who still uses NT for anything other than domain servers or legacy software.
     
  7. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Oh and blaming an OS for some faults of a program is :nono:
     
  8. CyberBullets

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    well isnt NT(4.0) like 7+ years old?
     
  9. MattIROC

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    i never got nero to work, easy cd creator 5 worked everytime.

    Easy CD Creator > Nero
     
  10. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Easy is better for easy burning, anything tricky tho Nero's got the features.
     
  11. tstrandh

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    I'm getting shit from Nero also. Its telling me it can't initiated DAO when trying to burn an ISO image. Any ideas?
     
  12. itchiban

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    god no.

    nero > all. I never liked easy cd creator. and I like the fact that nero came pre-packaged with the last 5 cdrw drives I've ordered. It might be the only non-evaluation software on my box. :big grin:
     
  13. Penguin Man

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    Sony 4x4x24 :o

    And yes, NT4 is old. But since I rarely use Windows, it works for me.

    True true. I dislike Easy CD Creator equally though, so I guess I really should be blaming "Windows burning programs" not "Windows" ;)
     
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    Hey if you're going to compare the two, shouldn't you be using a 7 year old version of Linux also?
     
  15. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Hey, if you're going to post, shouldn't you READ THE LAST POST IN THE THREAD FIRST?
     
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    :rofl: :rofl:
     
  17. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :( I'm very seriously considering an upgrade to a Sony 52x24x52... Only $76 plus shipping from CanadaComputers.com :big grin:
     
  18. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Hey - don't laugh - I have a 24x2

    And no I'm not missing a number :squint:
     
  19. itchiban

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    Its all about Lite-on and Newegg :bigthumb:
     
  20. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Lite-On is only $4 cheaper, and NewEgg doesn't ship to Canada ;)

    Edit: Took a look at that link, and even if they shipped here, after exchange and tax, that one would be $77 Canadian, plus shipping, more than the Sony from CanadaComputers :big grin:

    Meh, it's faster than mine... And honestly, I use the RW function so rarely it's barely worth having...
     
  21. Baked

    Baked Harm none - do what thou will.

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    Nero wouldn't work for my old 4x burner, got ECDC and everything went smoothly.
     
  22. Penguin Man

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    Have ECDC4... Don't much like it.
     
  23. vwgeekdotcom

    vwgeekdotcom Silver Surfer

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    Hey Penguin Man, what distro do you run?
     
  24. itchiban

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    Ahh didnt realize your were in Canada. ;)
     
  25. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Mandrake 8.2... I might upgrade when they get to 9.1 or 9.2, I don't trust .0 versions ;)
     

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