Yes, other than iTunes, there are few more softwares too which can manage your iPod/iPhone efficiently. iTunes at times can have compatibility issues, like if you are on Linux or an older windows like Windows XP SP1, then iTunes just wont install for you. Also, iTunes is a heavy tool, where most of it’s alternatives are lite applications. Below are 5 Free iTunes Alternatives for your iPod / iPhone.
Note: Please be careful when using these tools, you might lose all of your iPod data, also, these softwares are not very good in syncing your iPod but do great in manually managing your iPod. Also, some of these might not support new iPods(Like iPod Touch) or new iPhones.
Ubuntu is the most powerful Linux sponsored by Canonical. Its an open source project. The main license used is the GNU General Public License. Thus it is available for free download, Moreover you can also request an Installation Disk for Ubuntu 10.04 which gets delivered to the specified address for free(Yes, Even without shipping charges). To download the CD Image file go to http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download. You might also like to download Ubuntu installer for Windows (Quite convenient if you are on Windows). Downloading is always more encouraged, As it is faster. But, If you are behind a slow Internet connect you can request the CD from https://shipit.ubuntu.com/. The CD gets delivered in some 4-10 weeks. You can also download Kubuntu for free from http://www.kubuntu.org/getkubuntu/download and request a disk from https://shipit.kubuntu.org/.