Nero, the makers of the homonym CD, DVD, and Blu-ray burning tool that has grown into a fully fledged media suite, have pledged support for the next iteration of the Windows client across a range of products. For example, Nero Move it and Nero LiquidTV|TiVo PC will both be optimized to play nice with Windows 7. But of course, the most important is the company's flagship product. And as Microsoft made available theRelease Candidate of Windows 7 starting on April 30 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers and subsequently to the public on May 5, Nero indicated that Nero 9 would support the successor of Windows Vista.
"Nero has built its global reputation on producing cutting-edge digital media products that make it easy for consumers to enjoy their digital media content whenever and wherever they wish," revealed Kris Barton, executive vice president of global products, Nero AG. "Compatibility with today's leading platforms underscores our corporate dedication to the importance of platform interoperability and support. Compatibility with Windows 7 is another milestone in our continued commitment to enabling the liquidity of content between all digital media hubs."
Microsoft's Windows 7, just as its precursors, comes to the table with a few options allowing end users to burn CDs and DVDs straight from Windows Explorer. In this regard, Windows 7 even allows ISO images to be burned to disk. However, the operating system's capabilities are limited in comparison to Nero 9, or any other standalone disk burning solution.
"We are excited about the Windows 7 Release Candidate milestone, as it reflects the progress we've made by working with companies like Nero. This version of Windows brings us closer to providing our customers with an operating system that makes everyday tasks faster and easier," added Jeff Price, senior director for Windows Product Management at Microsoft.
Nero 9 trial version is available for download here.
32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 (Release Candidate) RC Build 7100.0.090421-1700 is available for download here.