News Nero 9.4.12.3 Free Version

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  1. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Nero is now offering a limited version of it's software for free.
    I assume it is probably just the burning ROM but that is the only part of Nero some people want.

    :source: News Source and Download: Nero 9.4.12.3 Free
     
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  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Thats quite cool of them really, it has got a rep of having alot of bloat, but I think 9 is quite tame.

    If my nero isn't running, its not using any system resouces, I can't see anything hiding in the background although I do have some of the options not installed, aside from the main app I generally only use Nerovision.
     
  3. profquatermass

    profquatermass OSNN Junior Addict

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    The reason Nero are doing this is basically there are dozens of perfectly good free CD burners now and of course every time you buy a computer it comes with a piece of trial CD burning software on it!

    Take - ImgBurn - a fine example of basic functionality of CD burning.

    Nero has done what a lot of other utility software developers end up doing to make a daily crust - add more content and so justify bringing out a new version yearly.

    The result is bloatware. This has a side effect of pushing people away.
    Look at what happened to the web browser Navigator for example. People got tired and developed Firefox.

    Norton and others have all been found guilty of falling into this trap.

    This sales route ultimately leads to many disgruntled existing customers as they have to fork out more money for things they don't want just to get bugs fixed.

    Which is odd as the #1 rule in business is - don't annoy your existing customers!

    I prefer a company to sell me separate packages that can operate integrated if used together so I buy exactly what I need. These can be updated much easier than a huge package and keeps the 'fat' off.

    I've been in the industry 29 years now, you'd think these companies would look at the history of software development and its sale practises and not head down the same slippery slope of a dead end.

    I guess since we let them do this to us, we've ultimately only got ourselves to blame. :yowch:
     
  4. Bman

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    Yea Imgburn is the only one I will ever use again. I did use Nero awhile back, but of course has stopped. Don't matter how much they fixed it, cleaned it, no need to go back now.
     
  5. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    This is great news, nice find AZ!
     
  6. Johnny

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    I will stick with imgburn ..
     
  7. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    I use Roxio. It's easy and works! It's good to know that Nero is free though, that was the first CD burning program I discovered.
     
  8. Johnny

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    Roxio is terrible ..
     
  9. Dark Atheist

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    quite good on mac :)
     
  10. assclown

    assclown OSNN Citizen Man

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    Hey thanks for the post! Nice to have something for free for Windows 7 until i actually buy it and make it my primary OS.
     
  11. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    i have been using Ashampoo for windows 7. works great!
     
  12. rajivsci

    rajivsci OSNN One Post Wonder

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    nero free, r u joking, who uses it , It already has too many probs with full software. free is waste of time. I m using ashampoo burner too. its pretty good too.