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  Porting Linux to the iPod
Subject:   Ogg, of course.
Date:   2003-09-27 03:44:25
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Ogg, of course.

Ogg is patent free technology while Mp3 is not. So if you are company whatever using iPOD you may be sued because of using patented technology (I dont think that private users will be sued ever but who knows). Also Ogg is a but superior technology compared to mp3! Also maybe newer and MUCH better formats will be crated n the future so you will have Linux to plaer for that etc. And for general purposes as well, which is not targeted for iPOD by its creator can be possible witjh a general purpose OS running inside it!
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  • Ogg, of course.
    2003-09-29 10:01:59  anonymous2 [View]

    Well Betamax was better than VHS. We saw what happened there.
  • Fee fie foe FUD
    2003-09-29 13:21:24  anonymous2 [View]

    Doesn't matter if MP3 is patented. Apple has already paid any fees involved. "company whatever using iPOD" will not be sued. Are you worried that Intel might come along and sue you for using a PC? It's pretty much the same thing.

    AAC is also superior technology to MP3, and the iPod was updated very easily to play that, without the massive overhead of Linux. If a superior format becomes more commonplace, I have no doubt the iPod will be updated to play it.