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Mac OS X Getting Mac OS X up and running on a computer without an Apple label has always been a bit of a hassle. You needed customised Mac OS X disks, updates would ruin all your hard work, and there was lots of fiddling with EFI and the likes. Ever since the release of boot-132, this is no longer the case. Read on for how setting up a "Hack"intosh really is as easy as 1, 3, 2.
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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

I went with a non-iPod music player myself as it would have limited me intolerably.

- only works with Windows and osX
- only plays music, displays images and plays video (later models)

The iTouch and phone expand the possibilities greatly but you still don't get full functionality without voiding your warranty. They do very well for what they are designed to do though so I don't mean to slam anyone who found it to be the best choice for there own needs.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I went with a non-iPod music player myself as it would have limited me intolerably.

- only works with Windows and osX
- only plays music, displays images and plays video (later models)

The iTouch and phone expand the possibilities greatly but you still don't get full functionality without voiding your warranty. They do very well for what they are designed to do though so I don't mean to slam anyone who found it to be the best choice for there own needs.


For me the iPod Touch is too expensive and lacks the space I need; I have 55gb of music and like carrying the whole lot around with me - so I prefer not to load an unload as I want music. Instead of an iPod Touch I went for an iPod Classic - it lacks features when compared to the iPod Touch but considering that I've never had any interest in using an iPod beyond just listening to music its pretty much a non-issue.

Regarding music; I don't know a single player out there that is hard disk based which supports AAC and supports Mac; I would go for Zune but Microsoft seem to thinking that only selling the device in the United States and it only working with Windows is apparently a 'winning formula' (as seen by the spectacular sales they've experience).

For me it has nothing to do with liking or hating something - it has to do with the fact that there is no vendor out there who is making a product I want. I don't think it is unreasonable to use an iPod because all the other vendors refuse to support my operating system I like and support the file formats I have compressed my music using - a format that is an open standard and as common these days as mp3s.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

You may find benefit in freeing your music. AAC effectively locks you into a single device provider where your legally collected music would be come more portable in an mp3 or other format. MP3 is supported fully in iTunes and on the portable player still also. Having your entire library with you definately has it's benefits too.

The new generation Zune may justify itself but you where better off for being in a market without the original "me too, me too" Zune. We'll see how the new device does on it's own merits when it does turn up. I've just started seeing early shots of it today.

I can understand the lack of a wanted product. I stuck with my Palm T5 for years because no device from Palm or anyone else could actually be called an upgrade from it. Even the Palm Lifedrive would have been a functional downgrade to a platter drive that wasn't going to like bouncing about in my pocket. Size was a similar consideration for me though long before the iTouch was a leaked rumour even. My chosen device gave me removeable SD slots to expand the storage with; not to 60 gigs worth but more than enough for my needs.

I do like that you chose the older model rather than the latest marketing blitz celebrity model. If all you want to do is store and play your music the pre-Touch models do very well at that.

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