The perfect MP3 player
santiago at mr-r.net
Thu Sep 15 14:08:26 MDT 2005
On Sep 15, 2005, at 1:37 PM, Barry Roberts wrote:
>> An 80% market share would tend to say
>> that the people who hate the iPod are in the minority, not the
>> majority. If they hated it, why would they be buying it?
> Checking the headers to make sure I'm on the right list... Yep, it's
> PLUG. Windows must be a LOT better than Mac or
> Lnux if quality/satisfaction==market share.
Yes, it's true. Market share doesn't always equal quality or
satisfaction. But for everybody I know who has an iPod or has used an
iPod (which is quite a few), they have been very happy and very
> And I only meant iTunes. AFAICT, it's pretty crappy Windows app.
I haven't used it tons on Windows. Most of my use has been on OS X.
It seemed ok when I have used it, but it hasn't been for extended
periods of time. YMMV.
>> Lastly, I don't know of many (if any) players that _do_ let you move
>> songs. At least there are ways to move songs using the iPod, even if
>> they are low-level.
> You got me there. If no other player lets you get your music off the
> player, that's not a strike against an iPod.
See the other posts about this.
> The other thing that I hope will REALLY make me like my iPod is when
> linux runs on the iPods you can buy new now. It looks like its
> getting close, so if it does get finished, iPods would totally rule.
I wouldn't get all that excited about it. My iPod dual boots the Apple
firmware and the latest version of iPodLinux. The iPodLinux interface
is almost like the Apple one, only a little less polished (i.e. the
scroll wheel is a little touchier, etc.) It also really stinks for
browsing your library and playing music. It does have better games,
though. :) When it can play music as well as the Apple firmware
(including Ogg files), then it will be worth using.
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