I have been drooling over the iPod MP3 player for the last couple of weeks, but being a PC owner means that I can never own this baby. There have been rumors that Apple would release a Windows version of their software later next year, but I've thought of something that might work in the meantime. Making these assumptions: 1. Firewire cards are available for PCs for under $50. 2. Essentially, the iPod is a 5GB Firewire hard drive that is formatted in HFS+. When connected to a Mac, it is indistinguishable from a regular Firewire hard drive. 3. I know that Linux currently has drivers that allows HFS+ drives to be mounted and formatted. Now, if my assumptions are correct, what would prevent me from buying an iPod, mounting it to my Win2K/Linux machine at home, and copying all my MP3 files to it? I'd love to know if anyone has tried this. PS: I wasn't sure if this post belonged to the Computer area or Hardware area of the forum, so feel free to move it if my judgment was incorrect.