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Old 07-03-2008, 12:02 AM
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Default Zune in Ubuntu

I heard that zunes were not compatible with linux, but you can get it to run as a 'drag & drop' player after tweaking some things. I am no computer expert (despite using ubuntu), so is there a simple fix for this? The zune 8 really appeals to me but it will be useless if I cannot do anything with it.

My other choice is the Sansa Fuze. I have nothing against it and would be happy with one, but the zune 8's eye candy makes it more appealing
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:36 AM
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Go with the Fuze as there's really no workaround w/the Zune. It's a windows only product and it seems it may stay as such. Also, check out the Cowon iAudio D2 as it's also compatible Linux as well as Apple OS. Also, it's up to 16gb, has full sd integration (sdhc 32gb max as of now), the latest FW is solid, and the SQ is the best on the market IMO. Link to review:
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...-d2-review.php

PS: I'm not trying to bash the Zune (got 1 on the way myself), just giving an opinion and options. And, usually when comparisons are made between players, we post in the "Compare MP3 Players" section.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:29 AM
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Get a Fuze the Zune will be useless to you.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:58 PM
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Default Yeah you can use the Zune

My son has a 4gb Zune and although I hate MicroSoft, I like the Zune. I installed virtual box (not the ose) on my Ubuntu 8.04 laptop and installed a "legal" copy of XP. From there I just enabled USB support and bam! instant zune.

If you want to be even sneakier, there is a way (a la youtube) to turn a Zune into an MTP. It still will not work in Linux, but it will let you eliminate the zune software.

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Old 07-16-2008, 06:34 AM
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The MTP hack only worked w/the older firmware - not so hot w/2.5 either.
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