"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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