I have a first generation iPod Nano. Approximately 2 weeks after the warranty expired and literally hours before I boarded a plane to Europe the device stopped working. I looked all over the net for an explanation but at the end I was left with no choice but to send it in for repairs.My son asked if he could plug it in on his Ubuntu machine the other day. “Sure,” I replied. He couldn’t damage a broken player, right? Well it turns out Ubuntu recognized the device, cleaned up the iPod DB, and now I have a working player again!Frankly I’m amazed, I thought the flash drive had gone south or something. But nope, apparently it was something in the software between Windows and the iPod (I also tried on a Mac, no luck there either). This is a real success story. With a free OS I got a $249 player.