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How to sync your iPad with Linux

Dec 01, 2010, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sukrit Dhandhania)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"Apple makes some great hardware, but their closed eco system is far from Linux-friendly. Thankfully it can be done – here's how you can use your iPad, iPhone and iPod with your Ubuntu Linux computer

"Even if you are not a technology buff, it's hard not to notice how the iPad has taken over the world of gadgets. Before its launch, the iPhone and the iPod touch had a similar impact and they are visible just about everywhere you go. All of Apple's portable devices use iTunes to synchronise their information with a computer, and iTunes is only available on Windows and Mac systems. So where does that leave Linux users like you and me? Thankfully it's not a lost cause – let's take a look at how you can get the maximum out of your fruit branded mobile device on an Ubuntu desktop setup. You'll also be pleased to hear that all the solutions that we look at here will work on your Apple mobile device without the device requiring to be jailbroken.

"You'll have to forgive the obligitory disclaimer however – all the software and syncing solutions discussed in this article are not built or approved by Apple, and therefore cannot be guaranteed to work as intended. Now, on with the guide"

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