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Subject: Re: Why not iPod?

Re: Why not iPod?

From: Martin Arver <martin.arver_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-24

But iPod has a massive user base, and will possibly attract a bunch of
developers. It has been around for a while, and will probably be
around for some time to come. A lot of the cheaper players phase out
and seize to exist after a short amount of time. I think a iPod port
of Rockbox is indeed a very good idead. As you say, it looks good but
lack features (which could be argued. Think of all the stash third
party supplieres cram out for iPods). Rockbox steps in the feature
department.

On 9/24/05, Arnaud <xcopy@club-internet.fr> wrote:
> oh no, not Ipod.
>
> It's a loosy and quite expensive MP3 player with only a good estetic
> feel but little features.
>
> I think Iriver players or newer Archos player or some others E.G.
> NeoSafa, Samsung, etc. are far far better than the Ipod for a cheaper
> price.
>
>
> On Fri, 23 Sep 2005 14:23:18 -0400, you wrote:
>
> >OK, right off the bat, let me say that I despise Apple, Steve Jobs and
> >most of what they stand for. Ahem.
> >
> >That said, is there any reason why the iPod isn't considered for a
> >RockBox port? It would seem that with a port of Linux running on the
> >thing, there should be enough info out there for a port.
> >
> >As I scan the racks of even Walmart and see all the nifty accessories
> >that work only with an iPod, I have to admit that it would be a nice
> >host for RockBox. I'd LOVE to have a set of amplified speakers into
> >which my jukebox would simply snap, like those offered by several
> >different companies for the iPod.
> >
> >I don't want to even appear to become an AppleDroid but OTOH, the
> >hardware is nice...
> >
> >John
> >---
> >John De Armond
> >See my website for my current email address
> >http://www.johngsbbq.com
> >Cleveland, Occupied TN
>
> ----------
> Arnaud de Bonald - http://bonald.org
>
Received on Sat Sep 24 17:12:23 2005


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