Apple Cuts Off Linux iPod Users

Posted by Sander_Marechal on Sep 15, 2007 6:00 AM EDT
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So, it's finally happened. Unhappy with other media players being better than iTunes, Apple have apparently decided to stop them from working with the new range of iPods. There's no iTunes for Linux, so popular Linux iPod management tools like gtkpod and Rhythmbox will not work with the new range of iPods. The iPod keeps track of the songs and playlists in your iPod with a database file. At the very start of the database, a couple of what appear to be SHA1 hashes have been inserted which appear to lock the iTunes database to one particular iPod and prevent any modification of the database file.

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oh, yes it will gus3 8 1,214 Sep 16, 2007 5:21 PM

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