k3b has come a long way since. And with the introductions of the version 2.0 it was released for the KDE4 which was obviously written using the Qt4 toolkit. To be honest with the older k3b with KDE3+ it was a bit of a hassle, you know a bit too much distractions but with the more simplified (still better than Gnome, in some aspects) KED4... k3b is also looks pretty darn good.
*. Create Data/Audio and DVD (video).
*. Easy to use startup wizard.
*. Erase your CD/DVDs.
*. Change few advanced options (such as buffer-underrun, etc).
*. Rip Audio CDs (automatic CDDB information fetching from online sources and inserting, etc).
*. Create VCD/SVCD.
*. With k3b you can even encode DVDs into Xvid/Divx! (needs to have installed the encoders first).
*. Create Mixmode CDs.
*. Plug-in support, so we can easily add more features easily by installing the necessary plug-ins.
*. Copy CD in different ways such as - copy multi/single session cds, audio cds, CD cloning, etc.
You can easily install k3b in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (should work in 10.10 and 10.04 as well) by entering the below command in your Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install k3b