Here's our Hardware Tip for.. December 15, 2000
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Optical Recording Drives--Part 3 of 4
The recording software that used to accompany optical recording drives was a nightmare--often too complicated and frustrating to use. Fortunately, the last couple of years have seen major improvements. Now even recording novices can quickly make a CD-RW or DVD-RAM recording with just a few clicks of the mouse.

You'll also notice that the MP3 music craze has had an effect on recording software. Many CD-RW drives come with packages that help you download and store MP3 files from the Internet as well as create your own music discs.