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Subject: Re: New Machine

Re: New Machine

From: Glenn Ervin at home <>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 00:20:08 -0500

Hello BC,
Although you are likely right in that it may not be useful for me to get
used to the Archos firmware, I think it is good to learn DOS before learning
windows, as windows is DOS, but most people don't know that.
If more people knew DOS, they would not have so much trouble with windows,
with all of its flaws.

----- Original Message -----
From: "BlueChip" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: New Machine

If the usb screen is appearing with the usb cable disconnected, there is a
problem with your unit :(

Yes, the Archos manual is awful - another reason not to use their inferior

I sincerely believe that you stand to gain nothing by using Archos
firmware, even for a little while.
Learning Archos f/w before upgrading to Rockbox, is like learning DOS/Bash
before upgrading to Windows/X ...if you have no plan to use Archos
firmware, do not waste precious time learning it.


>No, I am not using it while it is connected to my computer.
>That would be defeating the purpose of having the jukebox.
>I mean I cannot seem to make the jukebox work, and I had someone read the
>manual, and its instructions are not good.
>the files you got From the jukebox, are, indeed, irrelevant demo files.
>it sounds to me very much like you are trying to use your JB WHILST it is
>connected to the PC
> cannot. Please disconnect the JB from the PC before trying to use
>it as a player ...for as long as it is connected to a PC via USB, it is
>*NOT* a player; it switches to it's other feature and becomes a removable
>hard drive unit; unplug the cable - bingo! it's a player again.
> >Glenn.
> >
> >"Live long and prosper",
>Yes, don't mind if I do :)
>"Hang loose and chill" :)
Received on 2003-09-12

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