This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
This FAQ contains a great deal of information, but it's geared toward
answering specific questions rather than providing a general education.
Some of the other net resources are more like a tutorial than a Q&A list,
and may provide a better starting point.
Mike Richter has a primer on CD-R at http://www.mrichter.com/.
Roxio has some good information at http://www.roxio.com/en/support/.
If you're new to CD recording and are feeling a little lost, you may want
to buy a book on the subject. Try one of these:
- _CD Recordable Solutions_ by Martin C. Brown. Software emphasis
is on Roxio Easy CD Creator, Roxio Toast, and "cdrecord" for Linux.
- _CD and DVD Recording for Dummies_ by Mark L. Chambers. Has a
section on hardware installation. Software emphasis is on Roxio
Easy CD Creator, Roxio Toast, and Apple iDVD.
- _The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating Your Own CDs_ by Terry
Ogletree et.al. Software emphasis is on Roxio Easy CD Creator and
Sample pages, including complete tables of contents, can be found for
all of the above at http://www.amazon.com/.