[ubuntu-uk] [OT] MP3 players
Alan Lord (News)
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Mon Oct 12 08:37:37 BST 2009
On 11/10/09 22:11, Michael G Fletcher wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> This is more of a philosophical question... I'm looking for a new mp3
> player, about 4 - 10GB, but not over the top when it comes to
> features, I have a smart phone (HTC-Magic running Andriod) .
> If I were to buy an Apple iPod Nano, would I be going against all my
> OSS beliefs and values?
I have an iPod nano 4th Gen because I won it. But it is one of the
coolest looking bits of technology I have. I don't use iTunes, but find
Songbird with the iPod sync extension works fine. I also have a Sansa
Clip dinky little player. When it came out it only did non-free formats
(MP3 etc). But Sansa, after some questioning on their forums updated the
firmware and it now plays ogg too.
Some people regard me as a bit of a FOSS zealot/activist, but I do
happily use my Nano, watch Flash based videos on my Ubuntu desktop using
the Adobe Flash player and have other non-free stuff on my computer too;
I know what they are and what they are for though.
It's your free choice.
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