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Dec 30, 2002, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Buset)

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"Well folks, as the holiday season approaches, I'm sure many of you have an iPod towards the top of your wishlist. If I hadn't purchased one this fall, I know it'd be my #1. I'm sure that almost everyone has heard about Apple's release of a Windows version of the iPod last summer. As a (non-Mac) Linux user this was some pretty good news for me, meaning that I had a last resort to transfer my mp3s using my dusty Windows partition, if my Linux ventures failed. Thank goodness they didn't.

"After doing some research on the differences between the Mac and Windows versions of the iPod, I discovered that the main difference was the filesystem of the firewire harddisk inside. The Mac version uses the HFS+ filesystem, whereas the Windows version uses the FAT32 filesystem. This was good news for Linux users, as there is currently no write support for HFS+, but support for FAT32 is great.

"While doing some research on the net for ways of utilizing my iPod under Linux, I came across a few different options..."

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