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    Can I use my Microsoft Zune with Ubuntu?

    Hi, I have just installed Ubuntu and was wondering if there was any way of getting it to work with my Zune? I'm a complete noob and any help would be appreciated as I don't have a computer with windows on to fall back on. I don't want to scrap my mp3 player because my operating system won't play ball.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: Can I use my Microsoft Zune with Ubuntu?

    Gareth,

    I think you might be a bit stuck. From what I've been able to find out, zune doesn't play nice with non-MS operating systems.

    The first option I looked at was to use WINE, and application to allow windows apps to run under linux. Unfortunately it looks like this won't work for the zune software.

    The other option which may work is to install something like VirtualBox of VMWare, which allows you to install and run guest operating systems on your ubuntu machine, without having to dual boot.

    There's a discussion of this at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=646969

    Hope this helps,

    Dave Mac

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    Re: Can I use my Microsoft Zune with Ubuntu?

    Thanks for the update. I will attempt to find a solution on the suggested thread.

    Cheers again

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    Re: Can I use my Microsoft Zune with Ubuntu?

    Is this Zune similar to Zune for Windows Phone?
    Sorry I am completely new to Ubuntu and now stuck without Zune for my Lumia 510

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    Re: Can I use my Microsoft Zune with Ubuntu?

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