iPods and principles…

I’m getting itchy for a new iPod. I already have an iPod, however it is broken. And it’s been broken for a while now – but I think this is partially my fault: I have a feeling I messed up when I installed Rockbox. What I will probably do is sell it on eBay as a broken item – I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who are able to fix it and would probably get themselves a bargain.

Aaaanyway. This has all meant that I’ve been without a working iPod for well over a year, and I do miss it – particularly on the occasional train journey we have to make. So, I’ve been thinking about buying a new one. The problem is, I really like the look of the new iPod Touches – they’re brilliant little things.

But I am unsure whether I’ll be able to use it with Linux! I could simply buy another model of MP3 player, but … the iPod Touches are so shiiiiiny…. I might just get one. If the worst comes to the worst, I can install Windows running under VirtualBox and set it up that way. Hmmm….


2 responses to “iPods and principles…”

  1. Go for it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    On a more serious note the touch is the same as the iPhone and I’ve found nothing to fault with that in terms of interface, music/video playability etc etc… Plus you get to play with all the apps etc it’s quite a good package – esp the newer ones which have speakers etc included.

    The only thing is you may want to hold on another couple of months, OS 3 for iPhone and iPod Touch is currently in public beta – ETA about July for the finished thing – they will charge for you to upgrade to this if you have an iPod Touch and it comes with a couple of useful bits (e.g. copy/paste). If you can hold on you should be able to get all those features included (and if you aren’t bothered by those then I know someone who might also be selling one about that time to move to an iPhone so might be able to get you a cheaper deal…)

    Anyhoo – hope your well – will be in contact about Saturday shortly.

  2. Hi Al, thanks for that – might hold out for a couple of months then!

    Although I was looking at a cool MP3 player yesterday which had a DAB radio. That would be cool ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hmm, will do some investigation…

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