Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE[2]: Nice Article
by NeoX on Fri 17th Sep 2010 00:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice Article"
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Surely, you're joking, right? I've never played with iTunes much on OSX, but it must be something REALLY special, because the Windows version is the biggest piece of shit known to man. (Well, maybe not quite as bad as the Zune software, but pretty close.) I had to set up iTunes on my parents' computer to manually sync an iPod/iPad, because they didn't want the same content going to both devices. And well... let's just say I would rather tongue the sweaty asshole of a Kenyan marathon runner than to do that again. The first thing I had to do was to convince iTunes to NOT delete everything on the iPad, which it wanted to do simply because I had made the mistake of syncing it on my computer before I did it on theirs. Actually, I pretty much had to because I set the iPad up at my house, and it wouldn't f**king operate out of the box until it talked to iTunes first. To me, iTunes is like an airplane. It does fine if you let it do its thing, but the minute you need to take it off 'auto pilot' and assume control, it crashes and burns.

That's what I love about my Droid Incredible - I plug it in to my PC, and it's a drive letter. No Apple bloatware is required. Why the concept of mass storage is so goddamn complicated to so many people is beyond me.

iTunes is not really part of iLife any longer. It is standalone and on Windows it definitely is a dog. But on Mac it is decent.

No I am referring to the iLife suite with iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb and Garageband. If you have used these at all you would know that there is not much to compare it to in the Windows world. There are a few imitators but no duplicators... Windows Photo manager that came with Vista was a step in the right direction, but even the Live version that you get with Windows 7 or Windows Live cannot compete with iPhoto. Just try the face detection in the Windows Live version and then try the Face detection in iPhoto to see what i mean. The MS version is very inaccurate and no where near as intuitive.

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