SOMEONE upset with the growing size of the popular \"Nero\" cd and dvd-burning application decided to take matters into his or her own hands, and released unofficial \"Nero Micro\" version.
I remember the time when Nero -which seemed to come bundled with almost every decent CD-writer at some point- was a small and efficient application. It basically \"got the job done\", with a solid engine and decent interface. In the last few years, however, the size of the beast grew considerably, with the latest build -released last month- being a 190MB download that does not include help files and which in addition lists \"1 GB hard disk space\" for a full install among its requirements. What used to be a small CD and DVD burning application now is a huge suite composed of the original \"Burning Rom\" plus: \"Nero Express\", \"Nero CoverDesigner\", \"Nero WaveEditor\", \"Nero Toolkit\", \"Nero Vision\", \"Nero Recode\", \"Nero PhotoSnap\", \"Nero BackItUp\", \"Nero ImageDrive\" and a few others I\'m probably leaving out.
The \"concerned user\" ended his rant by saying \"I think they should release a basic version that works just like the older versions did, simple, small and quick\". It\'s good point that I share to some degree, specially on the Windows platform -Nero\'s Linux version is more reasonably sized by comparison-. A
So here you have the irony of unofficial, unauthorized builds of the Nero installer. Those releases are around a fifth and a tenth of the original installer\'s size, 10MB for Micro, respectively; contrast that with the 190MB download for the whole shebang, as delivered by Nero.
Nero Micro is a very stripped down version of Nero Burning Rom.
Nero Micro only contains:
Nero Burning ROM (with VideoCD Support and MauSau Audio Plug-ins)