Originally Posted by KPLAFIN
LOL. If every Macintosh product on the planet suddenly burst into flames you couldn't find anyone happier than me. But Firefox is this ****.
---The following is 'off topic' and will not help anyone learn how to sync media to their new iPod. If you want to learn how to sync media to a new iPod, stop reading this post---
OP, everytime someone buys an ipod, they're telling apple "i want the features of an iPod, and I'm willing to pay you extra to get those features"
The only thing that the iPod can do, which the rest of the mass market MP3 players can't, is restrict your ability to transfer music. They've proven time and again that your media experience is totally at the whim of the corporation, and the only way around this is to not use itunes. Those who are unfortunate enough to not understand the digital rights management process, and lose their hard drives to damage or corruption, quickly find out how unfair and 'against them' iTunes can be.
The iPod is only successful because of marketing. At the quantity of products they produce, marketing is cheaper than offering better batteries, providing better product support, eliminating digital rights management, and lowering their pricepoint to something competitive.
There is only one way to tell apple that you don't like their 'features'...don't buy their media players.