So I finally joined the iPod generation. Except, of course, I didn’t buy an iPod. Firstly, Mac hardware and I just don’t seem to get on. Secondly, the iPod doesn’t play Ogg Vorbis files which is the format that most of my digital music is in. And finally, the iRiver (which is what I ended up buying) is just better once you look beyond the herd mentality that most people seem to be following when they buy an iPod.
So I’m in the process of copying my music collection onto the iRiver. I’m using USB 1.0 so it’s a bit of a long old job. One of the nice things about the iRiver is that Linux just sees it as another file system, so you don’t need any complicated proprietary software in order to use it. I should probably look at upgrading to USB 2.0 or Firewire though,
All in all it looks good. I’m looking forward to using it on my journey to and from work tomorrow. I’ll report back in a week or so and let you know how it’s going.