Ian... suggestion box entry please:
The ability to be told that the file names are too long BEFORE hiting the "write cd" button. Unfortunatly I found being told about someting before "just before go" was much more managable than otherwise.
In regards to which is better, I've only exp with Nero 184.108.40.206 and EasyCD 4+5b, and I'll add that it would kinda depend on the users confidance level.
For friends I know prefer having better control of the situation(ie-more options) as well as the aptitude to understand/deal with consiquences ok (eg bad disk)I whole heartedly PUSH for them to try Nero.
Where as those friends whom have a bit less technical exposure as well as, more often than not, the predisposition of "I just want it to work" I tend to suggest EasyCD. It has nice big buttons for them to still miss
Less options usually means easier, which is wonderful for those out there with the "just work" mentality.
On the technical side, Nero by nature is bound to be more up-to-date than EasyCD in regards to the hardware recognition/appreciation aspect. Truly could you imagine a rather novice keeping up with a release rate Nero maintains when they only use the prog once in a while? Heck most the people I've seen in this class don't even try to keep their virus deinitions up-to-date. [WE] all know how quickly those get released, though some out there don't think or care, install and "just work".
Appologies, constant rants.
ps, on a test run of Easycd 5 Platinum (beta) my particular burner (LiteOn 24102b)wasn't recognized/valid. Dont know about the retail, or any updates on that problem, I dropped the whole ideal as soon as that arose.
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