Nero 6 is an all-in-one CD/DVD recording application suite and more. Once you install the package, you can choose to run the Nero applications independently or from the Nero StartSmart control center. The Nero 6 package contains Nero StartSmart, Nero Express 6, Nero BackItUp, Nero SoundTrax, Nero Image Drive, Nero Burning ROM 6, Nero Cover Designer, and Nero Wave Editor. The user friendly interface gives you easy access to data, audio, or video CD burning. You can convert audio CDs to audio files, encode audio files with a large variety of extensions, copy CDs, back up files, restore back-ups, burn images, or erase CDs. All usual formats are supported. In case you want to burn DVDs, you also have a carefully selected array of options you can choose from. It's possible to make data DVD's, make MP3 or WMA DVDs, copy DVDs, backup files, restore backups, or burn previously saved images. Pluses: CD/DVD overburning is supported. The Nero package contains some nice tools, such as access/seek times calculator, system information viewer. You should be able to do transfer rate testing, DAE quality evaluation, and to view CPU usage and burst rates. You can also control the each drive's speed or you can create CD/DVD labels and covers. Nero 6.6 supports for the first time burning short Lead Outs. Thus one can save up to 80 seconds when burning, having 12 more MB of storage. Drawbacks / flaws: In conclusion: You can use Nero to burn Video, Photo, Data, or Audio CDs and DVDs, to backup CD/DVDs into image files, or to mount previously created images. All these features make Nero an extremely comprehensive and reliable suite.