Using iPods on Linux: What's It Really Like?

As a few of my personal friends – and the crews in various IRC channels I haunt with my entirely off-topic discussions – know, I’ve just recently become the proud owner of not only my very first iPod – but a beautiful 5th generation one at that!

The true catch-all in any proprietary contraption, however, is that one can never be guaranteed that it’ll work quite right on our favorite operating system – mostly due to lack of open specs and/or support directly from the vendor. As all of us are well-aware, in the case of the iPod, the oh-so-critical application for many iPod users is the infamous iTunes.