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(Ars Technica)   A look at the evolution of iTunes over twelve years. Yeah... the new version doesn't suck nearly as much now, does it?   (arstechnica.com) divider line 11
    More: Interesting, iTunes LP, iTunes Music Store, Windows USER, icloud, iPods, evolution, OS X, version numbers  
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2012-12-03 10:35:28 AM
4 votes:
They all suck.

I want an mp3 / media player, not a open hole on my platform through which is being shoved unwanted marketing and sales information.

I paid for media, its mine, eff off. And quit suggesting sh*t you think I like, it isn't wanted. If I want your opinion I'll ask for it.
2012-12-03 01:31:38 PM
3 votes:

The Onion is prophetic: I've used Winamp for the past 15 years and will continue to use it until they pry it from my cold dead hands.


It really whips the llama's ass!
2012-12-03 12:47:08 PM
3 votes:
I've used Winamp for the past 15 years and will continue to use it until they pry it from my cold dead hands.
2012-12-03 03:35:02 PM
2 votes:
Fark itunes. I don't even remember the last time I updated my phone because I refuse to use that piece of shiat software and all of its locked down proprietary bullshiat. The last time I even tried was when I wanted to update my music list before going on a trip. All I wanted to do was to add a couple albums off of my computer, but I couldn't do that without first syncing the phone and wiping all of its music files from another computer that I no longer had access to due to a harddrive crash. I ended up having to search around for some jailbreak software that I could use to pull the music off of the phone before I synced it. I came away solidly with the belief that if your software requires its user to find a third party workaround in order to gain full use of their product then you have utterly failed as a company.
2012-12-03 11:30:17 AM
2 votes:

RexTalionis: iTunes 11 is terrible. Holy moley, is that thing laggy. It would also freeze while syncing. Whoever designed it decided that beta-testing and QC isn't necessary for something that comes out of Apple, I guess.


Is it just me, or is 2012 the year of Apple high water mark and start of eventual decline?

1) Maps fiasco; executives carnage; leadership in question
2) IOS 6 pulls support for youtube
3) iTunes issues
4) iPad release follies: the "new" ipad came out 2 weeks before the next new ipad, prompting mass returns at stores. Releases out of sync.

Add that to the obvious elephant in the room, the Galaxy / S3 / HTC platforms are all superior and iPhone isnt claiming that title back any time soon.

I just wonder if we're seeing the peak of Apple and inevitable long slide into RIM like irrelevancy.
2012-12-03 10:40:10 AM
2 votes:
iTunes is still a dog on Windows, though I understand that it's much better on MacOS. If it wasn't for my iPhone, I wouldn't have it installed.
2012-12-03 05:02:38 PM
1 votes:
iTunes may ne the main reason I don't have anything Apple.
2012-12-03 03:45:37 PM
1 votes:
Wait, iTunes now looks like Zune's software?

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I'm so glad I can use Floola with my tiny ipod shuffle.
2012-12-03 02:34:41 PM
1 votes:
Tried itunes years back; was looking to alternatives to WMP/winamp for playing music (both cd's and mp3's) on my computer at work.

Never mind the requiring of setting up an itunes account, complete with a credit card number, just so itunes would lookup album information for cd's you play (wmp and winamp would do this without any sort of account, much less having to give them your credit card number)... When you uninstalled itunes, it would leave shiat behind still running.

Freaking itunes would leave multiple programs and services running when you boot up EVEN IF YOU UNINSTALL ITUNES.

THAT makes it a virus, frankly.
2012-12-03 02:10:28 PM
1 votes:

Generation_D: They all suck.

I want an mp3 / media player, not a open hole on my platform through which is being shoved unwanted marketing and sales information.

I paid for media, its mine, eff off. And quit suggesting sh*t you think I like, it isn't wanted. If I want your opinion I'll ask for it.


Try a Walkman. It plays MP3s, video, has an FM receiver, and digital recorder. No software needed to copy music and video to it (at least as far as Windows is concerned). Just plug it in and copy/paste via Widows Explorer.
2012-12-03 10:45:06 AM
1 votes:

delsydsoftware: iTunes is still a dog on Windows, though I understand that it's much better on MacOS. If it wasn't for my iPhone, I wouldn't have it installed.


This ^ ^

Buggy, hogs resources, doesn't always play nicely if you jailbreak, and insists that you install that POS Quicktime when all I'll ever use is VLC.
 
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