Brian Foster, Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 02:13:27PM +0200:
> relax! this is not a distro war, in any number of bits.
It may come to, eventually. :D
btw, I proudly own an Apple iPod 20Gb 4th gen ("clickwheel"), who is not
natively capable of playing formats other than mp3 and aac; anyway, the
ipod port of the linux kernel gives this ability to the device (Even though
4th gen iPods weren't able to play audio until a month ago, now the device
has been reversed and the ability is there. I suggest a tour of
www.ipodlinux.org to get a better view).
It's still overpriced if compared to others, but has all the other
advantages: excellent support (see below), very good quality, widespread
compatibility (even with linux). Basically, it's the most widespread device
of that kind.
I bought mine in the US in september. I saved some cash compared to buying
it here in .it, of course. Last month, its hard disk gave up. I opened a
service request thru the website on a thursday, the day after UPS took my
iPod and on the subsequent thursday I had a new shiny iPod in my hands at no cost.
PS: even if the system requirements state "USB 2.0", it works OK with my
USB 1.1 P3/800. I use both gtkpod and GnuPOD (both in debian/sid).
pbm - "The angels take a coffee break at night
- they're tired of the rigid, the frigid, the morally right"
(Will T. Massey - "Coffee break")
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