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iTunes sucks and blows at the same time
by kragil on Mon 7th Sep 2009 15:40 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

My hypothesis is that no OSNews reader uses that bloated DRM-invested piece of nagware/spyware/crapware.(I guess I kind of feel strongly about it)
That should explain the non-existent feedback.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

That said, it’s still the best podcasting client.

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DrDankenstein Member since:
2009-09-07

Much agreed.

Dr. D

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DrDankenstein Member since:
2009-09-07

Image if you would, that iTunes is just a vehicle. Bring with it rich content that you can harvest tone of content to little or no price to multiple apple-approved playback platforms: Windows iTunes, Mac OS iTunes and Apple mobile devices. iTunes is a tool for enabling users to have said content and enabling the user to see or hear anything on what ever device that apple has blessed for them to use.

Sure I hate DRM, but unfortunately its not like you can boycott the shit. You want to own a stylish iPod or iPhone, sorry jack you have to use iTunes to xfer the content; but hey its not that bad we give you the ability to get free shit, and rip your own cds!

Is that so bad? well I for one agree that iTunes used to suck, like back in the day when it was just for the iPod and Mac. Not so much anymore, iTunes like I explained is a pretty function delivery mechanism for free (as in price) content as well as your own CD rips. While it fails as a player, it makes up in its ability to deliver content to multiple devices.

Winamp on the other hand... I wont even talk about that...

Dr. D

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jokkel Member since:
2008-07-07

I use iTunes. It's the best there is.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

My hypothesis is that you've primarily used the Windows versions of iTunes, would that hypothesis be correct?

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