I still use my 7th-gen iPod-shuffle - to (a) save phone battery, and (b) because sync/play/last.fm scrobbling works better.
- how to turn off shuffle mode
very popular MP3 Player is the Apple IPod, because of its huge capacity and excellent GUI.
Mark Frauenfelder on how to swap the battery yourself.
shall we call its users Pod People? They are, rather, walking about like zombies...
Cory Doctorow has covered Apple Computer's bad DRM directions...
There's a project to port LinuxOS to it. http://ipodlinux.org/Main_Page
And Python! http://ciberjacobo.com/en/linux_on_ipod.html#python