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Ubuntu 10.04 To Support iPhone/iPod Touch?

Mar 04, 2010, 19:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thom Holwerda)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Well, this is a welcome surprise for those of us waiting for Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx. Several users are reporting that their iPod Touches and iPhones (including the 3GS) work in alpha 3 - without tweaking, without jailbreaking, without patching - with Nautilus and Rythmbox.

"Several users have reported that upon installing the third alpha release of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, their iPod Touches and iPhones are recognised by the operating system. You can browse your iPhone/iPod with the file manager, and Rythmbox can work with them as well.

"It appears - please correct me if I'm wrong - that this support comes courtesy of GVFS supporting libiphone, combined with iFuse. iFuse is a FUSE file system driver that connects to your iPod Touch/iPhone through libiphone, using Apple's native AFC protocol (so no ssh or other complicated nonsense). No jailbreaking needed, no patching, no nothing."

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