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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/28-Feb-05

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iPod shuffle Performance Problems -- Does the iPod shuffle perform notably more slowly than other flash drives when used for copying and deleting data? (7 messages)

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Sharing iTunes but with different ratings for songs -- What do you do for ratings when you and your wife have diverging tastes in music but want to share the same iTunes Library? (4 messages)

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iPod updates (and iPod photo redux) -- TidBITS Talk readers share their impressions of the new iPod mini and iPod photo models. (4 messages)

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Apple Store (iPod) experience -- Apple does right by a reader who had ordered a 60 GB iPod just before the price drop. (3 messages)

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Can two users share one iPod? The subject speaks for itself, and readers answer the question. (3 messages)

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Problems with VERPs -- VERPs, or variable envelope return paths, an approach for managing bounces on mailing lists like ours, might run into problems with challenge-response systems. Then again, it's up to the person using a challenge-response system to make sure that mail from lists gets through. (3 messages)

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Best Unix for old 68k and PPC Macs? More proof that old Macs don't die, they transmogrify. Readers submit suggestions for running Unix variants on old machines. (30 messages)

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Migration help for switchers? A recent Mac convert needs help migrating email and other data from Windows, and the TidBITS Talk readership springs into action. (7 messages)

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Wireless iPod feasible -- How realistic is it to expect a wireless iPod that can download music from anywhere? And if a service were to exist, would it increase the amount of music bought legally due to the ease and immediate gratification it could provide? (16 messages)

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