You have to love it when things just work. I have been burning CDs for a while on my laptop, but usually they are music CDs, so I have scripts to do a lot of the work for me. Well, I finally needed to transfer some data to another computer, so I decide to try out nautilus-cd-burner, which is part of the Nautilus File Manager in Gnome.
I was rather worried as it didn't seem to let me set where my recorder was or anything. So, I dragged some files in to the burn window and hit burn cd. Well, it popped up asking me where I wanted to burn, with my CD burner already selected, and a bunch more options. I changed the options to my liking and told it to go. Well, it just worked. Files safely burned to disk and then read on the other machine. Very very nice.