06-27-2010 11:01 AM
It's a nice alternative that provides people with many more options, settings & features than the SanDisk OF offers. However, it is not everyone's cup 'o tea.
That's why it's considered alternative firmware, not mandatory.
06-27-2010 01:51 PM
I have 3019 audio files on my Rockboxed Fuze. On the 8GB internal memory there are 599 audio tracks, 69 jpg images, 10 videos. The other 2420 audio files are on a 16GB micro SDHC. The internal memory currently has 1.1GB free space and the SDHC has 37MB free. The internal memory has previously been very close to capacity, with no problems. I often listen to audiobooks which are stored on the internal, so am regularly writing new files to that, and removing old files.
Btw if you don't like the UI you can change it. The Sansa UI is fine imo, no complaints. I also like the Rockbox UI but unless you like a very basic look you really need to explore the themes and fonts available online and also the firmware's settings.