Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Thu 27th Aug 2009 20:31 UTC
Games The recent release of the PS3 Slim brought about joy for those who were waiting for a less expensive/smaller gaming system and indignation for those who were waiting for a Linux experimental machine of the same type as there was no "OtherOS" or Linux option on this model. Why? we cry sadly. Because, the deep, omniscient voices of two Sony representatives boom back.
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Apple products do work on linux
by yossarianuk on Fri 28th Aug 2009 11:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Sony = Apple"
yossarianuk
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2009-04-01

All ipods i have tried work perfectly on Linux. Unlike Windows you do not need to download a seperate driver...

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3rdalbum Member since:
2008-05-26

All ipods i have tried work perfectly on Linux. Unlike Windows you do not need to download a seperate driver...


1. You need to use a separate program. Ipods do not support drag 'n' drop music loading. Every Sony Walkman made in the last couple of years supports drag 'n' drop, and generates the music library itself when you unplug it. As a result, you can use literally any USB-capable operating system to load music onto it. Some home stereo systems can record MP3s from CD and transfer to USB devices, and the Walkman will work with all of those. Apple does not allow this with their iPods.

2. The newer iPods have a "secret handshake" system that stops earlier iPod-loading software from working. Your ability to use those iPods with Linux is thanks to the efforts of hackers who reverse-engineered the system and broke the encryption.

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