[ubuntu-uk] iPod management

Josh Blacker jkblacker at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 14:15:32 BST 2007

Hi all,

Got a text from a friend earlier asking if she bought a new desktop
from dell with Ubuntu, would she be able to use all her old files etc.
I explained that yes Ubuntu can deal with jpgs (she was worried she
wouldn't be able to see all her photos!) and OpenOffice is compatible
with .doc formats and so on - but was stumped by the question of her
iPod. (She was most thrilled that not only does Azureus run on Linux,
but that Ubuntu has a built-in torrent client, but that's another

I explained that the necessary codecs for mp3s and so on are easy to
install if of dubious legality (I guess they aren't pre-loaded on the
Dells, or are they?), but I must admit I have no idea about managing
an iPod from Ubuntu. I have most of the songs I want on mine anyway,
and still dual-boot so can use iTunes when need be.

She is seriously considering this purchase (if not for the very
present moment at least when she returns from a long stay in Senegal),
so any help would be greatly appreciated.


Josh Blacker

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