Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:59 UTC
Editorial Holier-than-thou, an adjective, meaning "marked by an air of superior piety or morality". Everybody has moments in their life where they get into a "holier-than-thou" attitude, and I think Steve Jobs' open letter regarding Adobe, and Flash in particular, really fits the bill. There are three specific points I want to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical, and misleading this letter really is.
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libmobiledevice 1.0
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Apr 2010 03:17 UTC
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This, of course, has cut me off from iTunes (yay!), while also cutting me off from access to my iPhone (boo!). It would be incredibly trivial for Apple to allow people to manage their iPhone's and iPod's contents manually through the file manager, but illustrating its love for double standards, Apple refuses to. They want to tie you to iTunes, world's worst piece of Windows software.

libimobiledevice is a software library that talks the protocols to support iPhone®, iPod Touch® and iPad® devices on Linux. Unlike other projects, it does not depend on using any existing proprietary libraries and does not require jailbreaking. It allows other software to easily access the device's filesystem, retrieve information about the device and it's internals, backup/restore the device, manage SpringBoard® icons, manage installed applications, retrieve addressbook/calendars/notes and bookmarks and synchronize music and video to the device. The library is in development since August 2007 with the goal to bring support for these devices to the Linux Desktop.


Latest Release: 1.0.0
Tested with iPhone/iPod Touch 1G, 2G, 3G/3GS and iPad running up to firmware 3.2


24.04.2010: First KDE desktop integration using kio_afc by Jonathan Beck.
07.04.2010: Initial testing shows libimobiledevice supports the iPad just fine.
31.03.2010: GNOME 2.30 has been released and features libimobiledevice support.
22.03.2010: usbmuxd 1.0.3 has been released.
21.03.2010: Official 1.0.0 release of libimobiledevice and ifuse.

Thom, if you are running Ubuntu Lucid, you will have to get the latest release (1.0.0) seperately, because AFAIK Lucid ships only with version 0.8 something.

PS: Here is a ppa:

Edited 2010-04-30 03:30 UTC

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