You know JimH to some degree you are right, I never looked at it from the perspective of Linux to Windows. The Linux users would probably compalin that they have lost control and that Windows has taken all the fun away. Change is a tough pill to swallow sometimes, we do it kicking and screaming at times. Bill and Co. have created a comfortable environment which in the begining was in response to users cry for something like Macintosh - a graphical environment that is "user friendly."
Initially I tried to determine if cdrecord was already installed as part of RedHat 7.3. I performed a locate as su, and a find in Konqueror as super user, both found nothing. Searched with Google and found an archive warehouse of rpms and dowloaded the latest version of cdrecord. I also searched for eroaster and downloaded the latest version from the owner's website.
The Fun Part:
Installed both cdrecord and eroaster in terminal su mode. The fun part? was how to get these programs to work. I posed the question what is a front end program and got back a response that reminded me of the days when I wrote little programs in BASIC to get things to work in DOS. Playing around I discovered that issuing the command ./eroaster got things going. This was the cumbersome part, it did take me some time to figure this out. I admit, I am spoiled.
Sorry for being so long, hopefully this helps others out.