YES YES and YES! if it's an iPod you won't be able to use anything used
with Windows Media Player. If it's a Zune you won't be able to use
anything to do with iTunes. However if it's something different your
probably going to have to use their software.
If you want to make it simple use the media players in Ultumix Linux
that don't restrict your music to just one kind of player. You just
plug in the mp3 device and power it on and you can transfer files back
and forth like a jump drive.
If you want to do it the hard way (the Micro$oft Mac way) use the software that comes with your device and read the directions.
If you want Ultumix do the following:
If you have a Desktop PC connected directly to the internet (not dial up) and a DVD burner I would recommend you go to www.mindblowingidea.com,
click Ultumix, and give it a try by saving the Torrent Download Link. Then go to www.download.com
and install uTorrent. You will also need to go to www.burn4free.com
and install it as well. Make sure to open burn4free after installing it
as well and select English. Then you may close it. Open the torrent
file you downloaded in uTorrent. After you save the .iso file to your
hard drive (this may take an hour or a day) right click on the .iso
file and click burn4free and then Burn ISO. You will need a DVD-R or
DVD+R in your DVD drive. DVD-R is recommended. After this reboot your
computer and make sure to boot from the DVD drive. You may need to
press additional keys during start up to get this to happen. You will
see a menu that says PCLinuxOS 2007. Select LiveCD and press enter
(this mode will let you try Ultumix without installing it on your hard
drive). Now it will ask you some questions about your computer like
what language you speak. You will most likely use Ethernet as your
internet. Now you will see a screen to log in.
To try Ultumix without installing it to see what it will be like click
on Owner and then type owner all lower case in the password field and
press the enter key on your keyboard. Please note that it will run much
slower than normal in Live Mode. When you install it it will run much
faster. If you try the programs on the desktop and like them you may
want to install it. We will get to that later. Open the icon marked
internet and use it to get to www.hotmail.com. Get into your e-mail. If
that works you should be happy. At this point I would like to point out
that even though this system can't get viruses or fragmentation (unless
you fill the partition over 95%) Firefox can be affected by some
spyware and or trojans. If this should occur you simply click Tools
> Clear All Private Data > check everything > Clear All
Private Data Now.
If you want to install this on your computer you can also leave Windows
on as well but you will be asked if you want to run both during setup.
Click start and log out. Now click the root account and type in root
all lower case. Click Install PCLinuxOS. Go threw the wizard and follow
the instructions. You have the option of resizing your Windows
partition and using the rest for Ultumix or erase everything and start
over. Ultumix can run most windows 95, 98, and 2000 programs in WINE.
You will also find that it can run some XP programs as well like Office
Have fun. If you still want to live with Micro$oft software reply to me
again and I will walk you threw the painful process of protecting your
computer. You will need to repeat this process I give you every 12
months or less to keep your computer running. You should also be told
that in 6 months Microsoft is planning to stop extending service to XP