iTunes replacement?

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http://forums.opensuse.org – I have an iTunes folder on my iBook with my whole CD library burned in m4a format. I'd like to transfer it to my Linux desktop, transform all the m4a into mp3s, keep the information related to each file (album, artist, etc...), and be able to synchronize my iPod as I used to do with my Mac. I wonder if there's a recommended procedure or tool for that. I did some searches and it looks like Amarok should work for playing the music and synchronizing with my iPod. Thanks for any pointers on how to do that data migration in the most efficient way! I just want to make sure I do it the 'right' way :). (Distributions)