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Something to manage songs for ipod on Linux

Post by tuanbusku » Thu May 24, 2018 5:33 am

Specialty electrics draw eyes at July show CHICAGO -- Whether it was the free food or the products themselves, many of the buyers at the NHMA Mid-Year Show here gravitated toward booths with specialty kitchen electrics.
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On display were an array of appliances including pastamakers, ice cream makers, breadmakers, cappuccino/espresso makers, juicers and waffle irons. While manufacturers touted their products, fresh bread, pasta, ice cream, cappuccino and espresso were prepared and served right before the eyes -- and noses -- of attendees.
Judging from the numbers watching the food preparations take place, the interest level in the specialty niche was high. And, many manufacturers agreed that the appetite for specialty items is growing. But, according to some manufacturers, only a few of the items currently in the specialty niche are expected to benefit from the growth in interest. In fact, most manufacturers of specialty products agreed that items such as pasta makers and ice cream makers are leveling off either because of saturation in the marketplace or because of what they call overspecialization.

According to Lou Federico, divisional manager of kitchen products at Conair Corp., pastamakers and ice cream makers are weakening. The reason, he said, is that these products require too much time and effort from consumers while delivering relatively few benefits and little convenience.
"We (Conair Corp.) have been evaluating new niche categories. The market for pastamakers seems to be retrenching. Ice cream makers have also weakened. The biggest hangup at retail with ice cream makers is that it takes a lot of work to make something that's easier to buy already made." Galileo Buzzi-Ferraris, president of Lello Appliances, distributor of Simac products, concurred that interest in pastamakers is subsiding. He explained that the availability of fresh pasta in most grocers' freezers has diminished the need for consumers to exert the time and effort to make pasta at home.

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Buzzi-Ferraris' view is that "the high-end ice cream business was screwed-up when Donvier introduced its manual ice cream maker, which retails for only about $30." As a result, he said, prices for the entire market were reduced. "Now to sell large numbers of (high-end) ice cream machines is very difficult," he added.
In response to the Donvier unit, Simac is now offering the Gelato Pronto; a $79 manual ice cream maker. According to Buzzi-Ferraris the lower priced unit is selling quite well. As for Donvier, national sales manager Alice Shoemaker responded, "I don't think we screwed it up," referring to lower priced ice cream makers. "I think that what we have done is revolutionized the marketplace."

Tom Fletcher, vice president of marketing at Gourmet Housewares, distributor of a line of Gaggia products, including a manual ice cream maker, also disagreed with Buzzi-Ferraris. He argued that lower priced ice cream makers actually broaden the market. According to Fletcher, "There is a big difference between a $30 ice cream maker and a $600 unit." He added that consumers who purchase one would not be interested in the other.

One area where both Gaggia's Fletcher and Simac's Buzzi-Ferraris did agree is the fact that cappuccino/espresso makers have been strong and should continue to grow enormously. To satisfy the consumer demand for specialty coffee makers, both companies are marketing new combination cappuccino/espresso machines. "Right now," said Fletcher, "cappuccino/espresso machines are in vogue, probably because consumers are traveling more and are exposed to different kinds of coffees. The American public as a whole is becoming more sophisticated about the consumption of coffee and as a result they are searching for variety."
Buzzi-Ferraris concurred. "The cappuccino/espresso market is big, and it's getting even bigger. We are responding to this growing market by developing a fully automatic unit that will make it even simpler to make cappuccino and espresso coffees. We will introduce our new cappuccino/espresso machine at the January Housewares Show (1990)." According to Conair's Lou Federico, juicers and juice extractors are other examples of specialty items with growth potential.

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"I see two product trends, first there is the juicer which squeezes the juice out of most soft fruits and vegetables -- for example, oranges, grapefruits and tomatoes. Then there is the juice extractor which draws out juices from fruits and vegetables that normally don't seem juicy -- for example, carrots, apples and pears. I think both products are being driven by the health craze, which has been around for some time and the diet craze, which often requires drinking large amounts of juices."
Currently, Conair Corp. is marketing a juicer and according to Federico, is also looking seriously at juice extractors. Like other manufacturers, Federico agreed that the secret to manufacturing specialty products is twofold. "Specialty electrics must provide benefits and conveniences," said Federico. "When we (Conair) look at a specialty product, we ask ourselves, `Is it providing a benefit?' and `Is it providing a convenience?' If the answer is no, we are not interested."

He added, "We looked at breadmakers and decided it was too specialized. The end result is a small quantity of bread that takes numerous hours to bake."
On the other hand, Keizo Kawanishi, executive vice president of Zojirushi America Corp., pointed out that not all breadmakers are alike. For example, he said the Zojirushi breadmaker offers consumers versatility, which he noted is an aspect many consumers are searching for in specialty products.
"Other companies," said Kawanishi, "have units that only bake bread. Our unit can bake bread, cakes and also make jams. Lots of people at the (Mid-Year) Show showed interest in our breadmakers. Consumers tend to buy breadmakers for personal use, and later purchase them as gifts."
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Re: Something to manage songs for ipod on Linux

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu May 24, 2018 9:55 am

you're not going to find anything like itunes, and that doesn't work in Linux. Apple Linux support is poor and changeable. You may want to read this:

Though not all apps listed are necessarily going to work, from what I've read I'd try amarok first.

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Re: Something to manage songs for ipod on Linux

Post by jimallyn » Fri May 25, 2018 12:12 am

Hoser Rob wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 9:55 am
Apple Linux support is poor and changeable.
And deliberately so. Apple wants you to buy more of their expensive stuff, not use it with anybody else's stuff.

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