Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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RE: Make a list... - focus on functions
by jabbotts on Tue 26th May 2009 17:40 UTC in reply to "Make a list..."
jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

I think your bang on with the idea of making a list but I'd suggest focusing on functions. One doesn't iTune, one plays music and video. Even in the case of the iPod, other media managers can handle the sync back and forth.

It just seems that most of the problems people find are due to a brand name versus a function easily provided by a long list of programs.

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matthekc Member since:
2006-10-28

If you have an Iphone you will likely need Itunes... sad but true.

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