On the eve of the iTunes Music Store introduction for Windows-based personal computers, Microsofts General Manager, Windows Digital Media Division, Dave Fester posted his thoughts on iTunes for Windows. In his comments, Fester concludes that iTunes is too limited for Windows users.
"Unless Apple decides to make radical changes to their service model, a Windows-based version of iTunes will still remain a closed system, where iPod owners cannot access content from other services," said Fester. "Additionally, users of iTunes are limited to music from Apples Music Store ... this is a drawback for Windows users, who expect choice in music services, choice in devices, and choice in music from a wide-variety of music services to burn to a CD or put on a portable device. Lastly, if you use Apples music store along with iTunes, you dont have the ability of using the over 40 different Windows Media-compatible portable music devices. When Im paying for music, I want to know that I have choices today and in the future."
News source: MacCentral