[QUOTE=crjackson;1999588]Can NERO Linux be used to rip CD’s to hard drive?[/QUOTE]
Yes. Simply use the Image Recorder as recording device. You will then get NRG image files that you can then store on your hard drive.
[QUOTE=crjackson;1999588]Does it have encoding ability to either encode ripped wav’s to MP3, or rip directly to MP3?[/QUOTE]
Yes. Simply select ‘Extras -> Encode Files’ and play with the dialog that pops up.
[QUOTE=crjackson;1999588]Lastly - Can I drag MP3’s to the burn window of an Audio template, and have it convert the MP3 to CDA on the fly (for playing in my car CD)?[/QUOTE]
Of course! All the audio files that can be converted to CDA on the fly are marked with a specific icon in Nero Linux file browser.