A rather interesting article of DownloadSquad tells us about the trial version that Nero offers for its Nero 9. I had already mentioned that there are solutions to pay nothing in order to get Nero 8 in free download (see lower), but it goes quite far.
- You must give them your email address to download the trial version for Nero 9 – What do they want it for? Some Spam database address?
- The installation brings an Ask.com tool bar – Why do we want this?
- At the end of the installation, you are requested to transmit (anonymously) some additional information – What data? Why?
- At first launch, you are requested your email address again – Those guys have no memory, I guess…
- The free version does only data discs (no audio discs) – This is nothing more than the really free software programs shown below
- Knowing that, the splash screen start only use is to show you what you don’t have in the free trial version – Speak about teasing me!
- Of course, the uninstall process does not fully clean your machine – They are not even able to do it, or not even polite enough to do it…
- With 55MB to download, this is only 20 to 50 times bigger than the real free alternatives!
So, I suggest that you turn to other options that are really free and well-polished: