"To a Linux user like myself, an iPod is more or less a
fancy paperweight; since Apple does not provide a version of iTunes
for Linux. Yes, it sorta works in Wine and does work well in a
VirtualBox… but, really, why bother? Even if there was an
iTunes client for Linux, I probably wouldn't want to use it when
there are already sleeker, faster and more complete media players
for Linux available like Banshee, Songbird and Amarok. This doesn't
mean I don't get a little jealous about the iPod/iTunes experience,
"Android users often ask if there is an iTunes like app for
synching their music to their Android phone. The answer is yes
– unlike the iPod, Android is an open platform and users can
use any number of applications to sync their music collection to
their phone, including simply dragging and dropping your music
folder onto the android device. Drag and drop works well enough,
but if you want to sync podcasts, playlists and album art to the
device automatically, you need something a bit more sophisticated.
Banshee does all of this for you and more."
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