Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Sep 2009 16:18 UTC
Apple If you have Apple's QuickTime media player and/or iTunes installed on your Windows machine, you might want to keep an eye on apple's Software Update tool. Apple is once again using the update tool to push unwanted software onto users' machines without asking for permission.
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RE: Simple solution ...
by WereCatf on Mon 28th Sep 2009 16:59 UTC in reply to "Simple solution ..."
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

As for iTunes, I dunno... try Media Monkey?

I personally like Songbird a lot. It looks quite similar as iTunes, but it's free, doesn't try to install all kinds of crap on your PC, and has so far been absolutely rock solid on my PC.

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RE[2]: Simple solution ...
by linumax on Mon 28th Sep 2009 22:44 in reply to "RE: Simple solution ..."
linumax Member since:
2007-02-07

As a media manager, there are plenty of fairly good alternatives out there. Most outperform iTunes on Windows and some provide extra functionality that iTunes is missing.

However, trouble comes in when you want to sync your iPod/iPhone where alternatives at best support very basic sync, if at all.

With the ever-growing share of Apple in PMP and Smartphone market, more and more people fall into the iTunes (and consequently, QT, Safari, etc.) trap.

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