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Subject: RE: Blind Zune user needs help!

RE: Blind Zune user needs help!

From: Christopher Woods <christof_at_infinitus.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 16:34:20 -0000

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Corbet [mailto:corbet_at_lwn.net]
> Sent: 28 December 2006 15:59
> To: Rockbox
> Subject: Re: Blind Zune user needs help!
>
> Rocker <rocker_at_shaw.ca> wrote:
>
> > If I remember correctly the Zoom is a Microsoft product
> right? Most
> > open source coders do not like Microsoft. It's the
> principal of the
> > think I guess.
>
> To the extent that open source hackers are motivated by
> feelings about Microsoft at all, they could only be pleased
> by the prospect of replacing Microsoft software on what is
> supposed to be a fairly nice hardware platform. What better
> way to show the advantages of free software than un-crippling
> the Zune wireless adapter?
>
> The (much overstated) dislike of Microsoft is irrelevant to
> the discussion here. A Rockbox port to a new platform
> requires information on how that platform works and developer
> time to do the work. Once those are available, somebody may
> well go for it. But I can't imagine anybody wanting to
> provide a timeline for a Zune port now.
>
> jon

I think the main problem at present is that nobody either has (or can afford
/ justify the expense of) a Zune... or two... To take apart and fit a
wiggler to! It's not like they're cheap :X I'm in the competition on the
MoDaCo.com site to win a Zune, as well as a couple of other places - I think
if I ever had the opportunity to acquire one, I'd donate it to the RB cause
because I'm more than happy with my H140 :D
Received on 2006-12-28


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