/>
X
Innovation

Ubuntu 10.04 ... now with iPhone/iPod touch support

Whenever I mention Ubuntu (or for that matter any other Linux distro), I'm invariably asked whether the OS offers support for Apple's iPod. The answer has always been "no" ... until now.

Whenever I mention Ubuntu (or for that matter any other Linux distro), I'm invariably asked whether the OS offers support for Apple's iPod. The answer has always been "no" ... until now.

It seems that the Alpha 3 release of Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" offers out-of-the-box support for the iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Integration seems seamless. The Nautilus file manager accesses the tracks, playlists and apps, while RhythmBox can integrate with the contents much like iTunes can (although it cannot play back any DRMed files you might have ...). This has been tested using the latest hardware, and the latest firmware.

In my opinion Ubuntu is fast becoming the most user-friendly and versatile of the Linux distros, and offering iPhone/iPod touch support only makes it even more user-friendly.

This should help open up Linux to a whole new audience.

Editorial standards

Related

I made a huge Apple Watch mistake
Scratches, scratches, scratches!

I made a huge Apple Watch mistake

XeroLinux could be the most beautiful Linux desktop on the market
The default XeroLinux desktop.

XeroLinux could be the most beautiful Linux desktop on the market

Trade in your old devices for Amazon gift cards. Here's how
Google Pixel Car Crash Detection

Trade in your old devices for Amazon gift cards. Here's how