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CDBurnerXP Pro: Not just for the Pros

Published on January 23rd, 2006
Category: Utilities
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In my last article, I revealed two methods of burning CDs and DVDs in Microsoft Windows

  1. Through the integrated Windows burning wizard
  2. Through CD and DVD writing applications like Nero and Easy CD Creator

The integrated Windows burning application is adequate most of the time. But, there are some instances when a separate, 3rd-party CD writing application is necessary. Some reasons include:

  • The Windows burning wizard is often very buggy
  • The Windows burning wizard can’t burn DVDs
  • CD writing applications provide for more advanced options and configuration

When CD-RW drives were at their infancy, the CD burning applications were generally limited to Nero and Easy CD Creator, which, by the way, cost too much money. Luckily, we have more choices today, including those that are free.

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ISO Recorder: One-click Easy *.iso Image Burning

Published on January 19th, 2006
Category: Utilities
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In my past article on IsoBuster, I explained what are *.iso files: they are exact replicas of CDs and DVDs in one single file. In my Daemon Tools article, I showed how to read from these *.iso files as virtual CD/DVD drives to avoid re-burning them to disk. But, there are sometimes when burning an *.iso file is necessary.
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Phex: Adware-Free, Spyware-Free, Tweakable Gnuttella P2P Filesharing

Published on January 12th, 2006
Category: Internet
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Disclaimer: I do not condone illegal file sharing.

In the past, I said that I am a white-hat hacker. But, there are a few dark things I know how to use. Though not necessarily a black-hat-hacker-only pastime, I know how to access peer to peer (P2P) networks. Don’t get me wrong, I do not condone illegal file sharing. In fact, it makes me sick. Though, there are some legal uses, however few, for programs accessing these networks (at least in my eyes).
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