Tex9 recently began beta testing an iPod plug-in for its iTunes-like Linux MP3 player, xtunes. As noted by c|net, the software promises to offer drag-and-drop access to the iPod from within xtunes. When released, the plug-in will sell for a small price, while xtunes will remain a free download. This is not the first effort made to add Linux support to the iPod, one individual has been attempting the feat for more than six months, and has documented his efforts as well as those of others.