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Full user review
"Even Norton is less bloated than Nero"
AVC HD support
Nero Live is nice (but so is Media Center)
Finally supports QuickTime format
All the rest of the apps are bloated as hell.
Takes forever to install (yeah even longer than Vista SP1 on Vista Gold)
Nero apparently has yet to learn how to write managed code...this is the first version that requires .NET and is shockingly slow.
Avoid it like plague. Version 6 was the last good version but for some niceties like Vista/Windows 7 support, Blu-ray, Nero 7 was tolerable. I decided never to try Nero after Nero 8 and its spinning donut but still decided to give Nero 9 a try. It's not even a suite anymore, it's a bloated operating system that installs inside of Windows and tries to take over Windows. Every new version sees a redesign of UI and StartSmart, plugin support is pulled from version 9. Buffer underruns may occur because Burning ROM is so f**king bloated slow. No shortage of useless apps. It just won't stay at being bloated, it'll slow down Windows and make it unstable as well.