Originally Posted by samac
The fact that iriver use an open source base means that if they ever decide to discontinue support then I will be able to change the system on it fairly easily. This is also a bonus.
Ah, I wish I had your coding skills! I have no expertise in that realm at all - still fumbling around with CSS at a slow rate of advancement. If I could pull the OS apart and knew what I was doing, there are a couple of small changes I'd make pretty much immediately!
(Stuff like making menu lines wrap at word breaks and give a second line to book titles, or even just increasing the number of characters I can put in the device name at the top of the menu screen - it doesn't let me have even enough characters to spell my surname!)
[Edited to add:]
Does the Kindle not play mp3 files? I rather assumed it would, though I realise it doesn't support as many formats as iRiver and isn't expandable in terms of its memory.