This is my first post. I love Linux and the ideas behind it, but sometimes I really wish I had a Mac or Window's PC, simply for the ability to easily manage my music on my laptop and my iPod. I've been waging a long war with different programs and such against my iPod. I've tried using Rhythmbox and Gtkpod and have not had any luck in moving music between my laptop and iPod. On the rare occasion where I actually was able to get the iPod to accept the files, the titles and filenames became replaced by 4 seemingly random letters. If there was a thread that solves or busts the issue, I'd appreciate any insight. If other information is needed about computer specs., etc, I can answer to the best of my ability.