[olug] $10 / 2GB MP3 player for Linux

Luke -Jr luke at dashjr.org
Mon Jun 30 16:06:25 UTC 2008

On Monday 30 June 2008, Dave Rowe wrote:
> I see what you did there, but I wouldn't call it a fair argument.  Linux
> has a much wider market scope than home PCs.  Like Dell with Ubuntu, if
> Amazon suddenly had an AmazonOgg, the chance for market penetration of Ogg
> would be much greater.

Vorbis has a much wider market scope than portable music players, too. I do 
have an iPod Nano (it was free), but I rarely use it, so I really don't care 
what formats it can play that much. Most of my music is played at home, with 

Anyhow, probably my main rebuttal to your argument is this: To ensure proper 
Linux support, we need to research the hardware before buying it. Why is it 
so difficult to research and buy only open portable music players too?

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