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Subject: Why doesn't Archos buy/use RockBox software?

Why doesn't Archos buy/use RockBox software?

From: Tony Agee <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 14:48:33 -0500

I have the Jukebox FM Recorder 20 and I can honestly say it has the worst
interface of any consumer electronic device I have ever purchased in my
ENTIRE life.

The RockBox software has transformed this abyssmal piece of junk into
something worthwhile. Functionality ACROSS the BOARD has improved.

Does anybody here know why a group of enthusiasts could make better
software than paid employees of Archos? Why doesn't Archos officially
support or even install RockBox software on their Jukeboxes prior to
shipping (and pay the programmers!)??

I can only shake my head when I read the dismal reviews of the Archos
products at places like CNET. If only those poor users knew that RockBox
"fixes" their $300 paper weight. I use my recorder ALL the time now
whereas just a few weeks ago I was about ready to go buy an iPod instead.

3 cheers for the RockBox team!!

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