Morgan Jones on 27 Dec 2012 09:39:12 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] iDevices

Like a Mac you have to learn to do things Apple's way: forget how you think it should be done.  Once you do that they work very well and I think, at least as far as user interface is concerned, they are very well thought out.  You can technically use an idevice stand-alone but I think to really manage the media you need iTunes.  All joking aside: if you have an iPad you really should develop an interest in iTunes--iTunes 11 is a pretty good interface, give it a chance.

I find I store more music and listen to more podcasts because I don't spend time managing the media.  

I'm not making a religious argument, this is just how it works for me.  I've had an iphone for several years and from a productivity perspective I think it can't be beat.  I have always looked at an iPad as a media consumption device.  I am seldom not arms reach from a computer and don't mind using a computer so don't know that the ipad offers me much but I've also never owned one.  Many I know swear by them--maybe I would too if I had one.


On Dec 27, 2012, at 12:16 PM, jeff wrote:

> The world *is* actually going to end shortly, as evidenced by work getting me an iPad.
> I am not the least bit interested in iTunes.  I don't want to dig up Steve Jobs and ask permission each time I want to put a media file on my device.  No syncing needed - just xfer files and play/view/display them.
> Plugging into Win7 allows me access to DCIM but I can't actually put anything there.  Plugging into Xubuntu 12.04 finds a USB device but that's it.  Xubuntu 12.10 fully identifies the iPad and that's it.  I have Googled, installed libimobile, fuse, gtkpod and whatever else, to no avail.
> Apparently one cannot simply use a File Manager to manage files.  Every manager I found wants you to use ITS file system.
> I know these things are pretty popular.  How does PLUG use them?
> Thanks.
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