Apple to Windows iTunes users: Don't install Vista yet


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but atleast it mounts just like a regular disk and its just a matter of drag and dropping music accross when required rather than using a dinky interface.

How primitive? You mean you have to go and find each song you want to put on your player? :\

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This is pathetic; Windows Vista RTM has been made available for almost three months and the STILL don't have a Vista compatible version of iTunes/Quicktime out yet? Dear god that is pathetic; it makes be thank the lord I don't own one of those damn things; I've got a Cowon iAudio, it may not be sexy but atleast it mounts just like a regular disk and its just a matter of drag and dropping music accross when required rather than using a dinky interface.

There are other programs other than iTunes that work with the iPod. You can even use an iPod with Linux, FreeBSD, etc.

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Let's see, hold off on upgrading the entire operating system because of one program, or just not use that program. Such a hard choice...

Or just don't use the operating system :whistle:

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How can MS be a monopoly for bundling software with is's 90+% marketshare OS, but Apple isn't when it forces you to use software with its' similarly dominating mp3 player?

I would assume because by definition, a monopoly has such a stranglehold on any given market that other companies simply cannot compete. This is the case with Microsoft, but not with Apple, who has next to no market share. Therefore, even though they bundle apps, there is little market share shared among the bundled apps, making it easier for the competition. But look at Microsoft Office, which arguably holds a monopoly. Do you know of many people using StarOffice, or OpenOffice, etc? Probably not. But look at Apple. They bundle the iWorks suite, but how many people use that? Even on the Mac, most people still use Office.

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i have to agree with you....if you ever use iTunes for mac going to the windows one will make you cry

i couldn't agree more

edit: i love how topics like this = flame wars

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Let's see, hold off on upgrading the entire operating system because of one program, or just not use that program. Such a hard choice...

Exactly!!! :laugh:

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Err.. and then you won't be able to use your iPod? Which is the main point of iTunes? (and don't go suggesting winamp ;))

Sell it on ebay and get a player that isn't tied to a monopolistic and proprietary DRM scheme?

Those that haven't had trouble in the past with iTunes on vista are most likely using mp3.

It's a warning; people don't want to upgrade to Vista and suddenly not be able to use their $300 investment properly because they bought a $200 piece of software.

Most will get vista with their new computer purchase, if they take a $2k system and a $300 ipod home and the ipod doesn't work properly, which do you think would be returned?

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How primitive? You mean you have to go and find each song you want to put on your player? :\

Who the hell does that? dump all the music from your library onto your music player! geeze, I have 15gigs of music, and I keep the whole lot on my player without any problems. Good gracious.

As a side note, I use Winamp + Ogg Plugin for my needs it does a good job tracking my music, and better still, IMHO I find ogg a superior format than wma, mp3 or mp4.

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Most will get vista with their new computer purchase, if they take a $2k system and a $300 ipod home and the ipod doesn't work properly, which do you think would be returned?

Perhaps you should actually look at the known issues before stating that the iPod won't work with Vista:

Some currently known compatibility issues with iTunes 7.0.2 and earlier versions include:

iTunes Store purchases may not play when upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows 2000 or XP.

iPod models with the "Enable Disk Use" option turned off may be unable to update or restore iPod software, and make changes to iPod settings.

iPod models configured to Auto Sync and have the "Enable Disk Use" option turned off may require being ejected and reconnected to resync.

Ejecting an iPod from the Windows System Tray using the "Safely Remove Hardware" feature may corrupt your iPod. To always safely eject an iPod, choose Eject iPod from the Controls menu within iTunes.

Cover Flow animation may be slower than expected.

Contacts and calendars will not sync with iPod.

One of the worst problems only affects people who have upgraded from XP or 2000 to Vista (not playing purchased songs). That one wouldn't apply to someone who just bought a new computer with Vista on it. The others could be considered an inconvienence at the moment until an updated version of iTunes comes out (it's always been best to eject the iPod from within iTunes instead of from the System Tray, that's nothing new).

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Perhaps you should spend a minute beside a user that just unpacked his new computer and first ipod...

The worst problem for a new user definitely isn't going to be purchased songs, but a couple of corruptions from a simple unplug would be completely unacceptable, "damned thing won't even take my setting changes".

I don't think you're allowed to try and downplay the inconvenience factor in a thread about an announcement by Apple on the seriousness of the inconveniences.

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