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Nero updates Linux disc-burning software

Nero released version 2 of a Linux edition of its software for burning CDs and DVDs this week.

Nero released version 2 of a Linux edition of its software for burning CDs and DVDs this week, adding features that let users copy DVD videos and record dual-layer DVDs. The software is free to those who already have purchased the Windows version of the product. Nero introduced its first Linux version in March 2005.

"Right now with Linux, we've done some basic work to show we can do it," said Craig Campbell, technical director of the software, adding that the company hopes the product will generate more interest in a Linux version. The Windows version has several features the Linux version lacks, including the ability to author DVDs and create sound tracks, but the company plans to bolster the Linux version depending on demand, he said.