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Old 02-27-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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Finally got rid of iTunes and my iPod :D


Just wanted to share that I got rid of iTunes/iPod ...so now I'm 100% on Linux

I used this software (the final software on my XP machine ) called sharepod ( http://www.getsharepod.com/ ) to copy my music to a USB drive.

Then I loaded it up on Banshee and synced it to my BlackBerry


Just wanted to share

-C
 
Old 02-28-2010, 12:05 AM   #2
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You are aware that there is no reason you can't use your iPod on Linux, right?
 
Old 02-28-2010, 12:19 AM   #3
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You are aware that there is no reason you can't use your iPod on Linux, right?
You can.

Just not as good as iTunes.

If you jailbreak though, you can ssh into it and pretty much do whatever you need to do.

EDIT: Jailbreak the iPod touch, I mean.

Oh well.

Congratulations!!!!

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Old 02-28-2010, 12:34 AM   #4
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iTunes just syncs the music on iPod with what is on the computer. It doesn't work any better or worse in that respect than the many Linux tools that can do the same thing. The only versions of the iPod that need special effort are the iPod Touch and the iPhone, the rest work the same as they would under Windows or Mac (the newer Nano's and Classics do have an added security checksum, but the new versions of libgpod take care of it).

Unless you are talking about actually buying music, in which case iTunes really has no equal since Apple has the largest library. But that is still no reason to stop using the iPod itself, just because you can't buy new music for it through iTunes.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 12:40 AM   #5
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iTunes just syncs the music on iPod with what is on the computer. It doesn't work any better or worse in that respect than the many Linux tools that can do the same thing. The only versions of the iPod that need special effort are the iPod Touch and the iPhone, the rest work the same as they would under Windows or Mac (the newer Nano's and Classics do have an added security checksum, but the new versions of libgpod take care of it).

Unless you are talking about actually buying music, in which case iTunes really has no equal since Apple has the largest library. But that is still no reason to stop using the iPod itself, just because you can't buy new music for it through iTunes.
It does a few more things than that, if you are an owner of an iPod touch.

With an iPod touch, and the Application Store, you are sometimes required to use iTunes to download the App. Another thing is iTunes is needed to update the firmware of the iPod as well. Both of these limitations can be overcome by jailbreaking it, which is legal as per the EULA (voids warranty) [unless you restore to factory settings].

Anywho, what MS3FGX said is correct.

All in all though, its good to hear that you are Windows-free. In and of itself that is probably worth more than the iPod was.
 
Old 02-28-2010, 01:56 AM   #6
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You are aware that there is no reason you can't use your iPod on Linux, right?
Yes...

But I wanted to be free from Apple as much as I wanted to be free from Microsoft...
 
Old 02-28-2010, 02:07 AM   #7
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Yes...

But I wanted to be free from Apple as much as I wanted to be free from Microsoft...
Apple is OK. They have a UNIX compliant OS, and help develop some open-source stuff. Like I said, its better to not have them at all, but at least I can deal with Apple. M$ on the other hand...
 
  


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