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  • 1.0 stars

    "Even Norton is less bloated than Nero"

    February 10, 2009  |   By anonymuos

    Pros

    AVC HD support
    Nero Live is nice (but so is Media Center)
    Finally supports QuickTime format

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    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.

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  • Reply by krybaker on May 26, 2010

    Yeah i am with you I had nero 6 and loved it, it did everything i wanted it to do but now I cant get anything to burn and if I do get something to burn it takes 3 hours when nero 6 was doing it in about 35 min. So now back to trying to get a decent program or software that is going to do what i need it to do in a short amount of time. But now i know to uninstall nero 9 cause i have enough problems with my computer going slow I dont need nero to help

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