Porting Linux to the iPod
Subject:   Interesting
Date:   2003-09-26 10:37:27
From:   anonymous2
Interesting exercise, but what is the point? Why would I want to run Linux, when all I want to do is listen to my music, which iPod does very nicely w/o going through all this hassle.
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  • Ogg, of course.
    2003-09-26 11:34:17  anonymous2 [View]

    The factory version of the Ipod won't play my
    Ogg files. What good is it without Ogg support?

    That aside, it's a compact portable computer
    that just happens to be marketed as a music
    player. Whatever you program it to do, you
    get the benefit of its mass-produced low(ish)
    price. So your question is, why in the world
    would anyone want a computer the size of an

    Lots of people wouldn't pay $300 for a
    lousy music player, but would happily pay that
    for something they find actally useful.
  • Interesting
    2003-09-27 02:21:06  anonymous2 [View]

    Did you read the article?

    The authour of the project mentioned a killer application:

    When you are on vacation and not carrying a notebook, you can use your iPod to offload all the digital photos you take.