[LINK] I don't hate Macs, but...

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Tue Mar 15 19:25:49 AEDT 2011

Ivan Trundle wrote:
> On 15/03/2011, at 6:04 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> He doesn't seem to like itunes.
> He doesn't understand iTunes, or is trying too hard to find something to loathe.

Well, at a practical level, from one who understands computing innards, iTunes
one of the most vile pieces of software ever written.

I have had to purchase 3rd party software to allow me to do the simple job
of transferring files FROM my iPod back into iTunes. I've had iTunes totally
remove all of my music with a major software revision, back in 2003 or so. My
music was backed up elsewhere. On the iPod. But Apple don't allow that direction
of transfer, even though it is physically possible.

One used to be able to use the iPod as a disk drive as well. Suddenly, with
the iTouch, this feature has been mysteriously disabled. Similar with the
iPhone and iPad ... cannot just store any old files on these devices. Why?
And no, you cannot simple drag n drop files between these devices and other
computers or networks. Why? The Apple Conrol Freak Syndrome.

As I said in a post last week, I'll be looking for something that just ain't
iTunes. So that I can just play music. And ditch the 98 other useless overbearing
and resource gobbling features of what is supposed to be, after all, a music player.
And when my iPod finally carks it, I'll be looking for something much simpler.
And under my control, not Apple's.


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