12.11.2. iPod Connectivity
Because of the proprietary nature of the Apple iPod, it can be difficult to use it with a computer with a Linux operating system like Fedora. Unfortunately, Apple has not (and has never announced plans to) release a Linux version of
is not yet stable through
(a piece of software that allows many programs designed for Windows to work on Linux). Luckily, there are several high-quality tools available for Linux users to manage media content on the iPod. Among them are
, and tools built into media players such as
The Fedora Project does not by default offer the ability to interact with the Apple iPod. However, you can use
can be used to sync music, podcasts, and other content to your iPod.
is not installed by default from the Live-CD or the DVD. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can use the Fedora DVD to install
. You can install applications with either using the
application or on the command line by using
. Refer to Chapter 17, Managing software
for more information.
Applications > Music and Video > gtkpod
in GNOME or
Kickoff Application Launcher > Applications > Multimedia > iPod Manager