Originally Posted by Indy452
Also, I'd like to purchase another mp3 player and was wondering what brand is most compatible with most Linux OS's? I'd like a mp3 player that is recognized in the file manager when plugged in....That would be the most ideal for my needs.
Most of them will work with linux. My personal preference is for Cowon, Sansa or iRiver players. They are well supported, normally work 'out of the box' with no stuffing around, and most of Cowon/Sansa/iRiver players will play open source codecs (e.g. flac, ogg vorbis).
IMO its better to get hardware from linux friendly manufacturers, or at least OS agnostic manufacturers. I wouldnt touch the big manufacturers players if I have the option to get a Cowon/Sansa/iRiver.