- by Martin Kaba
- on Fri Apr 4, 2008
If you have to try out new Linux distributions you’ll certainly have to spend on CDs to burn most of the ISO files or you can simply get a few CD-RWs and use them again and again, erasing and rewriting, with the popular K3b — CD and DVD burner, that has little or maybe nothing to envy Nero Burning for Linux. Amongst its many features, I find it necessary to underline that it can erase and rewrite with no issues unlike many other Linux burners.
To erase your rewritable go to Tools -> Erase CD-RW; it is right there.
In Ubuntu, you’ll find it in the repositories, sudo apt-get install k3b else go to the download page.
K3b is free and released under the General Public License.
Better still, you can use the Gnome in-built burner — Brasero aka Bonfire. Just go to Tools -> Erase and get the job done.
You can also make more bootable multimedia CDs with the tiny but great utility (8Mb) eMovix