View Poll Results: Rockbox or IpodLinux?

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    25 62.50%
  • IpodLinux

    5 12.50%
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Thread: Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

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    Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

    Just wondering what you guys think is better to run on an ipod. Which offers better features? Easier to use?

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    Re: Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

    The last time I tried to load ipodlinux most normal ipod functions were not usable. With that said, my ipod turned into a 300 dollar paper weight. Not cool. RockBox on the other hand made my ipod more functional. There were more games, all of the regular ipod features, plus an equalizer, and support for more media features. My only real complaint is the lack of video support.
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    Re: Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

    OMG!!!! Rockbox by far...

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    Re: Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

    IIRC, iPodLinux was developed as a "hey, wouldn't it be cool if we could put linux on an ipod... lets try it!" Later, Rockbox came along and, in an effort to add functionality and flexibility to the ipod, used the iPod Linux platform to develop a functional user interface.

    iPod Linux is just a kernel and basic groundwork, whereas Rockbox is a functional replacement to the DAP's software, running off the iPod Linux kernel. So use Rockbox, its great. I have it on my old Archos Jukebox 6000, and it really brought the think back to life.
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    Lightbulb Re: Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

    Last edited by rfruth; September 3rd, 2007 at 05:15 PM.

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    Re: Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

    Banshee is not an iPod fireware replacement! Anyway, go with Rockbox. Even if ipodlinux was better, it hasen't seen active development in a long time and only supports the older 'pods.

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    Wink Re: Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

    What is iPod fireware ? Do I need it or is it built into my nano

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    Re: Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by VCSkier View Post
    Later, Rockbox came along and, in an effort to add functionality and flexibility to the ipod, used the iPod Linux platform to develop a functional user interface.
    Rockbox uses it's own kernel.

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    Re: Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by rfruth View Post
    What is iPod fireware ? Do I need it or is it built into my nano
    Your iPod is shipped with proprietary firmware. Rockbox and ipodlinux are open source firmware alternatives. Firewire is Apple's name for the IEEE 1394 interface.

    I don't know what you mean by fireware, but your iPod does not have it/need it.

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    Re: Rockbox vs Ipodlinux, which is better?

    ipodlinux is easier to put on your ipod...its also easier to add applications. rockbox looks better though.

    ipodlinux is actually how i found linux in the first place
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