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Old 02-09-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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A funny irony


Hi guys,

Just wanted to share with you something I find extremely funny. Something I didn't think I'll have to face for the next 5+ yrs. A gadget Linux can connect to, while windows says it doesn't exist. Yay!


The device in question is a Creative Zen mp3 player. I can use it in Linux with Amarok and Jukebox (upload, download, browse, whatever thanks to the mtp libs and plugins) while windows (since I have to use it at work) sees the device, names it correctly but if I try connecting, it says it can't find it. What's ironic is that "The MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) that the player use to communicate with the computer is developed by Microsoft," (to quote a Creative tech support).

So many thanks to the linux developers who are working on adding support to all these gadgets we love. You guys rock!
 
Old 02-10-2009, 04:57 AM   #2
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Erm, which Zen? I use the Creative Zen Stone Plus and that has no problems with any machine I have ever used it with, tho I generally don't manage songs via applications. I have used it in the past as a USB Disc to transfer drivers around where I work...
 
Old 02-10-2009, 08:53 AM   #3
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Erm, which Zen? I use the Creative Zen Stone Plus and that has no problems with any machine I have ever used it with, tho I generally don't manage songs via applications. I have used it in the past as a USB Disc to transfer drivers around where I work...
This zen. One machine can't see it, another one serves me BSDs each time I plug it in (both XPs). Only my beloved linux machine (ubuntu 8.10) at home sees it and recognizes it. Yay for Linux!

And no, I'm not gonna get anything Apple. It's true their gadgets are excellent examples of wonderful industrial design, but the software running on them...
 
Old 02-10-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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Excellent story

I rember they used to say a similar thing about IBM PC at one point. "IBM PCs are the least IBM compatible ones on the market". The market runs away from them and others are more backward and forward compatible with what was originally their own standard...

Mons
 
Old 02-10-2009, 10:37 AM   #5
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And no, I'm not gonna get anything Apple. It's true their gadgets are excellent examples of wonderful industrial design, but the software running on them...
if it's osx 10.5 (leopard), it's technically a full Unix
 
Old 02-10-2009, 02:27 PM   #6
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if it's osx 10.5 (leopard), it's technically a full Unix
FreeBSD if memory serves me right. They just added a shinny skin on top. Anyway, I prefer KDE even if now I use gnome.

Even so, we'll talk mac when it will become opensource. Yeah, I'm hilarious.
 
  


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