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HBK619 Nov 23, 06
Looks pretty badass, any word on pricing?
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Enhance Nov 23, 06
Looks nice and all but I personally always wait to see what they use to manage it. (ie: ipod:itunes)
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Guest Nov 23, 06
Manage it? How about the best audio player there is: Amarok.
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Guest Nov 23, 06
That would be very useful in school if you ask me... I would really like this with me, too bad I know i won't have the money for it.
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Guest Nov 23, 06
nice , id love to get my hands on one of these,

linux rulz
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Guest Nov 23, 06
If you want all this features,why don't you get a PDA with windows mobile embeded?
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Guest Nov 24, 06
Cause you dont want windows in your mp3s it always messes up.
linux ftw!
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Guest Nov 24, 06
"A re-worked version of Linux acts as the primary operating system"

all verisons of linux are "re-worked". linux comes in many different flavours. i've owned a few palm treos but they dont compare to a seperate mp3 player. i'll jump on these as soon as they hit ebay.
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Guest Nov 24, 06
Why don't people get it. The whole thing about the iPod is not that it is the most fantastic hardware, its the software. The combination of the iPod software and iTunes are yet to be beaten, its simple and reliable and does the job. The hardware is actually quite limited, its what they do with it that makes the difference. The iPod is Apple doing what they do best, taking undeveloped ideas from many places and putting them together to make something bigger than the individual parts. Incidentally, I can boot my Mac from my iPod and I don't see why a linux distro couldn't be installed on it in the same way, I have an 80GB. If I wanted I could boot Linux on my iPod too, craziest thing seeing the penguin come up on an iPod screen. This thing, the Zzzzune, not the creative devices, they are too little too late. Soon they'll be a new batch of toys from Cupertino and the gap will widen even more. Verdict:Doomed to failure I'm afraid, a few nerds will buy one because they are not made by "the man" but it won't make any impact.
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Guest Nov 24, 06
looks so sweet.. I will buy about 300-500 of them and give them away as gifts and also give them away to PPl who are willing to trash there Apple Ipods
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Guest Nov 24, 06
Looks nice, but I fear my wallett won't afford it..

Joker, http://joker.qaix.com
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Guest Nov 24, 06
I don't know why the Linux top guys aren't pushing more for these kind of devices in consumers. If the Ubuntu guys where selling these kind of devices I would buy one WITHOUT THINKING IT!! Come on!! We need a handheld and mp3 with Linux that it's widely supported by the community!!!!!
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Guest Nov 24, 06
I use a Cowon A2 which plays Divx, Xvid, and is recognized as a mass storage device and it's OS is linux based. You can't boot into it like you said, but I'm sure you could fit a version of DSL onto it or some other distro and just boot to it as a mass storage device and you're set.
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Guest Nov 24, 06
I, too, use a Cowon. I have the 30 gig X5. It is almost exactly like the player in the article but you can buy it right now from Amazon.
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