I just recently purchased a 4 gig Sansa Fuze. Very nice and similar to the earlier Sansa E250 2-gig unit that I also have which also still works. Both units have worked well for me with Linux when it comes to using, playing and storing MP3 audio files. The only issue is using (them) to store and play videos. I installed Vista on my old system the other day and used the Sansa video converter software and stored some videos on the Fuze. They all work well as I expected, but I unfortunately I decided to reformat my drives and restore Linux on my system. Too many computer freezes and lockups with Vista after updating all security issues, sp1, sp2 , cleaning the registry a dozen times, defragmenting the drives and defragmenting the registry files, creating restore points as I progressed with my installation. . . After a full day’s worth of work I have had it with Windows. I think this was one of the reasons I tossed Windows out the Window.
Back to my issue with video and video conversion with the Fuze. Is there a solution for users of other operating systems going to be made available in the near future? The biggest problem I have withWindows is that they are trying to keep ahead of the curve with hardware technology but are leaving the rest of us behind who can’t afford the latest and greatest computer hardware systems. I am still using a XP AMD single core processor. . . and AMD is now going into production building 6-core 64/32 bit processors. Microsoft has it own motives for obsoleting its own software. Not everyone is motivated by greed and or money.