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

Rachel Polanskis grove at zeta.org.au
Tue Mar 15 22:17:02 AEDT 2011

This might help someone....



rachel polanskis 
<r.polanskis at uws.edu.au> 
<grove at zeta.org.au>

On 15/03/2011, at 9:04 PM, Ivan Trundle <ivan at itrundle.com> wrote:

> iTunes wasn't invented for people who have an understanding of computing innards. For many, it is an ecosystem which keeps things simple.
> However, there are those who wish it was what it used to be. In which case, ditch it and choose whatever you want. Stay out of the iDevice ecosystem.
> An iDevice can still be used as an external disk drive, there are plenty of free apps that give you this functionality. Without iTunes. I cannot understand why people complain about this: a 5-second Google search is all it takes.
> What's the big deal about drag and drop? You drag and drop files into iTunes, which you then use to sync any number of devices: it's no limitation to most users. Possibly not expert curmudgeons.
> iT
> On 15/03/2011, at 7:25 PM, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>> 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.
>> cheers
>> rickw
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