i have an iPod Touch, and i would like to program on windows xp, but nothing seems to work. i've tried installing the prebuilt toolchain using winchain, but the installer just gives me an error each time telling me to delete cygwin, which i don't have installed. i've also tried following a guide and installing ubuntu linux in a virtual machine and installing the necessary files to develop applications, but each of the 3 times i've tried it, something went wrong and the virtual machine became unusable. the first two times the display just got really messed up with the image split into a bunch of diagonal lines, like a comb. the second time i installed a vnc server, but when i tried to use it after the display stopped working, the image just came up as a bunch of multicolored shapes and lines. the third time, while installing one of the programs to use the toolchain, the system dropped out to a command line with no prompt, and locked up, then dropped out to busybox after rebooting. i've also tried running a text-only linux distribution made specifically for running the toolchain, but i can't seem to connect to it via FTP, SCP, or SSH like the guide i read says to, so it effectively makes it useless to me. i've also tried installing every AMD-supporting hacked version of mac os x that i can find on the internet, but they either kernel panic or just never get past that gray screen with the apple and the spinning line/wheel thing. i do have a mac, but it only supports running up to os x 10.2.8. i would love nothing more to go out and buy a nice new mac to develop on, but unfortunately, the cheapest mac (mac mini) is 599$ more than i can afford to spend on this project turned obsession. so basically i'm asking how i can develop ipod touch apps. i noticed that in cydia, under the development section, there are some of the same utilities listed that the one guide i read said to install (such as flex, gcc). could i somehow write the code on my computer, ssh it over to my ipod touch, and have it compile it? i really wish apple would make xcode and the seemingly amazing iphone sdk availible for windows. thanks in advance to anyone who responds.