Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Archos plans to ship Rockbox with Jukebox Studio
Re: Archos plans to ship Rockbox with Jukebox Studio
From: Chris Houghten <chris_at_houghten.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:02:22 -0500
I bought mine before I found out about the Rockbox, BUT since then, 3 other
people at my work have bought theirs only because of Rockbox.
One reason was random all songs(the 999 song limit).
Another huge reason was resume functionality as one of the guys listsens to
audible audio books.
And 4 of us are developers and are huge supporters of open source.
So, here the Rockbox code directly influenced 3 out of 4 Archos sales. In
fact, the other 3 would definitely NOT have bought their Archos without
Rockbox. And I know other people have been looking at them as well.
Just think, if they dismissed their developers and used the open source and
proveided them with all the specs they asked for, they could sell the units
for less and they would take over even more of the mp3 player market.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cynthia Sellers" <csellers_at_whoi.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 8:16 AM
Subject: Re: Archos plans to ship Rockbox with Jukebox Studio
> On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> > > ... at least one sale that is -directly- a result of the Rockbox
> > project.
> > I hear a lot of similar stories. It would be fun to know how many units
> > they sold because of rockbox... :-)
> Add another to the ranks! I read a lot about bad Archos firmware and
> decided to buy because of Rockbox!
> And I'd like to add that not are you folks doing a great job with the
> software, you are also about the nicest group I've ever found on the web!
> You were all so nice to me with my newbie questions.
Received on 2002-12-12