[LINK] Apple is turning into the evil empire

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Tue Mar 8 22:07:35 AEDT 2011

Jan Whitaker wrote:

> Very interesting. I just did an update of iTunes and Quicktime on my
> laptop. There was a lot of registration going on. It will be
> interesting to see what changes happen. I'm doing a demo of
> downloading various free stuff (podcasts) for a computer club and
> will be demo-ing these two programs as well as Windows Media Player,
> Winamp, and some OS programs as well.

I haven't had much of a look yet, but it is getting time to get
back to plain old media players, i.e. something like VLC for video
and Winamp or equiv for audio. Apple's products are too tied into
shopping and other such interference.

ANd I do not like iTunes bad habit of importing anything before playing
it. I often resort now to Quicktime to listen to an MP3 for example.
Saves on disk space. And having to later remove it from iTunes. If
you are not careful iTunes can double your disk storage requirement
because of this.


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