Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 17:01 UTC, submitted by hotice
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Well, this is a welcome surprise for those of us waiting for Ubuntu 10.04, the Lucid Lynx. Several users are reporting that their iPod Touches and iPhones (including the 3GS) work in alpha 3 - without tweaking, without jailbreaking, without patching - with Nautilus and Rythmbox.
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Apple will break this
by kragil on Mon 1st Mar 2010 17:38 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Itunes is in their view crucial and you aren't allowed to live without that bloated piece of spyware.

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RE: Apple will break this
by mkkohls on Mon 1st Mar 2010 17:49 in reply to "Apple will break this"
mkkohls Member since:
2010-03-01

Don't get me wrong Itunes is bloated and, I don't like or use it, but it's not spyware.

Also if you don't like it itunes, either buy a different phone/media player or wait for the community to come up with support.

Bashing for the sake of bashing gets you nowhere.

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RE[2]: Apple will break this
by kragil on Mon 1st Mar 2010 18:06 in reply to "RE: Apple will break this"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

How is gathering data about me (especially my music collection) and then using it for profit (Genie feature etc) not spyware?

And I obviously don't use it.

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RE: Apple will break this
by kaiwai on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 01:24 in reply to "Apple will break this"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Itunes is in their view crucial and you aren't allowed to live without that bloated piece of spyware.


It is the one reason why I don't have a iPod any more; ignoring the fact that there is a lock in between iTunes and iPod; iTunes on Mac and Windows is just plain horrible; slow, buggy, the ripping is pathetic at best when it comes to handling a cd that might have an ever so slight scratch - hence the reason I used XLD now.

The EU has worked together with mobile phone produces to come up with a standard connector, maybe the EU can come up with a standard and open synchronisation protocol (for music/video and firmware updates) so that one can use what ever application they wish with their device.

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