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Old 04-02-2008, 03:11 PM   #46
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1. Album covers. For some reason, that's important to me.
Album covers aren't that important to me, but Amarok does support them
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2. Pictures. That's also important to me, seeing as I can't find cheap wallet sized photo developers.
You could always put rockbox on your iPod, like I did, it allows any system to put photos on, of course you sacrifice Apple's system
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3. Music store. Some of us don't have a car, so driving to the record store isn't an option, and it's a 20+ mile bike ride. Plus, it's cheap (and cheap quality, but I'm not an audiophile).
I don't like DRM... I catch a bus
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4. It looks pretty. Apple=awesome graphics. Linux people have to reverse engineer everything and code for a variety of video cards.
Ever heard of Compiz Fusion
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5. Sound check (I'm too lazy to learn about replaygain.
Never had a problem with sound
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6. Join songs. DSOTM sounds so much better without gaps.
I think you'll find the gaps you heard between DSOTM is just the limitations of the MP3 standard... apple's AAC doesn't suffer from that, and I think you'll find OGG Vorbis is a pretty good open source answer to AAC

That's my 0.01 (roughly 0.02 USD!)
 
Old 04-02-2008, 03:26 PM   #47
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If you are extremely wedded to Windows and have a valid install CD and licence, install qemu, install Windows and then install iTunes. It's a kludge but appears to work.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 08:31 PM   #48
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I think that apple is too "complexly simple" if you know what I mean, it's really complicated to do everything through 1 toolbar, have pictures instead of words, general stuff I see as degrading of society. Apple preys on those who are too lazy to learn a few shell commands, or consider the options as to OSes. They just say, "We're better, we have flashy GUIs, we're not even PCs!"
All before most people can think, "What a load of nonsense!"

We don't need iTunes if we have GTKpod and stuff.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 11:36 PM   #49
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I think that apple is too "complexly simple" if you know what I mean, it's really complicated to do everything through 1 toolbar, have pictures instead of words, general stuff I see as degrading of society. Apple preys on those who are too lazy to learn a few shell commands, or consider the options as to OSes. They just say, "We're better, we have flashy GUIs, we're not even PCs!"
All before most people can think, "What a load of nonsense!"

We don't need iTunes if we have GTKpod and stuff.
Macs are Personal Computers, and now they even use x86, can you explain how they aren't PCs?
 
Old 04-11-2008, 04:24 AM   #50
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I think that apple is too "complexly simple" if you know what I mean, it's really complicated to do everything through 1 toolbar, have pictures instead of words, general stuff I see as degrading of society. Apple preys on those who are too lazy to learn a few shell commands, or consider the options as to OSes. They just say, "We're better, we have flashy GUIs, we're not even PCs!"
All before most people can think, "What a load of nonsense!"

We don't need iTunes if we have GTKpod and stuff.
Macs are Personal Computers, and now they even use x86, can you explain how they aren't PCs?
I guess what chickenlinux means is, before apple switched to using Intel processors, people didn't really think of them as PC, rather a whole new category "macs".

Personally, what I like to see in an OS that I'd use on a laptop, is something that's simple to keep running, and has less chance of me looking for recovery discs on the move.. OS X does this pretty well, although I do sometimes find my self not being able to find what I'm trying to do in any GUI area, so I do find myself cracking open a console (you just can't keep me away from VI )

I eventually thought, enough is enough, and I now have my macbook triple booting, OS X, Vista (as a LAST resort, honest ) and openSUSE 10.3 - which I use most often now!

I boycotted apple's firmware on my iPod 5G (video, 60GB) in favor of rockbox... for a number of reasons..

1, I wasn't bothered about using Video THAT often
2, I wanted support for more codecs (ogg vorbis for one!)
3, The ability to "drag and drop" music
4, And the ability to take music back off the iPod later on any machine!!!
 
Old 06-01-2008, 10:07 PM   #51
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I'm considering getting a Video Ipod equivalent. Any suggestions?
Try the Sansa e200: runs RockBox and has a pretty good display.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 12:45 PM   #52
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Come on guys

The reason both Apple and Microsoft don't actively support Linux is because Linux doesn't mean anything. They would have to either support every build on every distro or pick one to support and deal with being the company that kills the very principle of GNU theory. It's a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation for both of them.

If anyone honestly believes that either of them fear Linux as a desktop/workstation OS they're either stupid or deluded. Linux is undoubtedly a thorn in Microsoft's side in the server market as Apple is quickly becoming but as a desktop OS Linux is not even close to ready. I work in IT. The typical user cannot wrap their mind around a collapsable folder if you make the arrow flash bright red. And you're all contesting that they would be able to drop to the command line for apt-get or wine?
 
Old 09-13-2009, 07:45 PM   #53
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iPods was fine under Linux. Amarok can teansfer music/video, Digikam can transfer pictures. Both my 5g and my touch work just fine for me. I can even sync the touch remotely, something impossible with Windows or Mac.

Ical, notes and stuff like that are quite easy to sync too, but I never tried.
 
Old 09-20-2009, 12:20 AM   #54
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I've a couple of questions concerning the ipod-on-linux.
Have read part of this thread & I'm not sure if the ipod-nano was made for working in a linux environment &/or a recent distro of linux was made to include the ipod-nano as one of it's compatible hardwares. Have the impression that the latter is the true one. Before making a frugal PL installation I downloaded Floola but never have used it (neither my nano), until a few days ago when I found out that most of my music is in .mid format. Is there a way to convert a midi file to an MP3 one?
Worst than that (I guess), even more music than the midi format set mentioned above, I have music in an 'undefined' format (make a Google search for Scorch & then download something & you will see what I mean by 'undefined'). Does anybody has an idea as how to proceed? Keep in mind that I've more than one problem here:
  • Need an ipod nano software that work within PL;
  • Need a software to convert a midi file to MP3 format;
  • Need software to convert to MP3 a yet unidentified file?
Thanks in advanced for any help that you might provide!
PS. Have the cd for the nano but can't install the iTunes software within PL (the installer within the cd refuses to install iTunes), maybe it was conceived for Windows alone. I installed it within the Windows OS & I'm wondering if this might be a problem in any way: would it be dealt with as been in "2" separate machines (Windows & Puppy Linux --even though both OS exist within the same hardware?).
 
  


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