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I hope this doesn't sound like a really dumb question...

Well of course the iPod isn't going to jive with Linux but I don't want to buy an iPod anyway.

Do run of the mill mp3/4 players generally just work like usb storage drives? Copy stuff on there, no drivers required?

This sounds logical but I don't want to spend the money if it won't work.

And any brand recommendations?
 

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Not all of them do. My creative does, and I'm not sure, but I think most or all Creatives do.

Some of them have software that is required for organizing files that limits what kinds of files you can put on there or the software is cumbersome. I'd read as many reviews to get a feel first.

My creative has software, but you don't have to use the more elaborate part to get things on there. With just the simple driver, it works much like a pen drive.
 

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If you want the best support for *nix I would go with a player recommended by rockbox. http://www.rockbox.org/

Rockbox replaces the firmware on your player with a free software/open source player. This will give you endless amounts of more flexibility and will put you back in control of your player.
 
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