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Apple blocks Open Sauce media players

Sticks two fingers at Linux users
Mon Sep 17 2007, 10:23
MAKER OF PLASTIC bits and bobs, Apple seems to have woken up to the fact that Open Sauce players are doing a better job than its Itunes software and banned them from the Ipod.

The new range of Ipod have banned Linux Ipod management tools so that stuff like gtkpod and Rhythmbox will not work with the new range of music player.

According to the Ipod minus Itunes bog Jobs' Mob has hadd a fair crack at trying to lock the Ipod's database to prevent the open Sauce browsers from carrying out the tweak that allows their software to run without Itunes.

The site has appealed to Open Saucers to have a look at the code and reverse engineer it so that it is possible for Linux users to continue to run their Ipods without having to download Itunes. µ


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