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[News] Reasons to Use Linux, GNU/Linux Claims 'Victory' over iPod

Why do I use Linux

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| I get asked from time to time why do I use Linux. Of course, people use Linux 
| for many different reasons since people’s priorities vary so much. After 
| thinking about it a little, I would say these are my personal reason for 
| using Linux.   
| 
| 1.- The Open Source Trend.
| 
| [...]
| 
| 2.- Control. 
| 
| [...]
| 
| 3.- I find Linux much more robust, secure, and enjoyable than Windows
| 
| [...]
| 
| 4.- Price. 
| 
| [...]
| 
| 5.- Features.
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http://temporaryland.wordpress.com/2007/12/03/why-do-i-use-linux/

Another case of Linux beating its oppressor...

Linux vs. iPod 1-0

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| To be honest, I cared up to yesterday, now I can live without it. Sorry 
| Apple, a missed opportunity.  
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http://www.jroller.com/neugens/entry/linux_vs_ipod_1_0


Related:

Liberating iPods in Cambridge

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| During the event, dubbed iRony, users were walked through the
| process of installing flexible and featureful free/open source
| software firmware -- without DRM -- onto their digital audio players.
| 
| [...]
| 
| Organizers set up laptops running Ubuntu GNU/Linux, Mac OS X,
| and Windows XP at the center of the room. iPod users brought
| their players to experienced users, who would determine the
| generation of the iPod and the current partition format, and
| inquire about the user's needs. Together they would decide on
| a firmware (RockBox, iPodLinux, or both) and walk through the
| process of installation. Meanwhile, others looked on to watch
| the process and learn how it was done. RockBox was installed
| on the majority of the iPods with great success.
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http://business.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=06/10/31/2146245&from=rss


iTop

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| Now I call it a laptop, and it technically is.  It is able to run a 
| full OS (Linux).  And has full UIs.
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http://web.mac.com/owenmcgarry/iWeb/Downloads/Downloads/10E5A5E6-7AE6-4BFD-B454-11CBC427A9A1.html
http://tinyurl.com/yw3bh2


5.5g iPods can now run Linux

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| The Linux on iPod developer blog says the 5.5g iPods can now run Linux
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http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2007/03/55g_ipods_can_now_run_lin.html


iPod Classic Will Be Supported

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| As recently reported on Slashdot, Apple, in its infinite wisdom, has added a 
| checksum to the iPod database apparently to restrict non-iTunes products 
| (like Amarok via libgpod) from having the ability to add music.  
|
| [...]
|
| From #gtkpod today:
|
| <wtbw> okay guys
|
| <wtbw> i think we're done.
|
| <wtbw> let me code something just to check
|
| [30 minutes later]
|
| <wtbw> can i hear a fuck yeah?
|
| <wtbw> works for both mine and xamphears :>
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http://amarok.kde.org/blog/archives/496-iPod-Classic-Will-Be-Supported.html
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