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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RE[2]: Apple will break this
by kragil on Mon 1st Mar 2010 18:06 UTC 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[3]: Apple will break this
by darwinOS on Mon 1st Mar 2010 18:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Apple will break this"
darwinOS Member since:
2009-11-02

I believe you don't know what spy really means, let me help you:
SPY: descry: catch sight of watch, observe, or inquire secretly. People that use the "genie" feature are informed before they begin to use it. It's not a spyware.
Spyware, Monopoly, proprietary and freedom are words that those days everyone use, but only a fews seems to know what they really mean.

Edited 2010-03-01 18:47 UTC

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RE[4]: Apple will break this
by kragil on Mon 1st Mar 2010 18:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Apple will break this"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Itunes always did send your collection data to Apple and I think most people did not know that (which is sufficiently secret)

That data enabled Apple to make the Genie feature in the first place.

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Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21

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.


The genius feature is 'opt-in'. It's not spyware if the spy was honest about its intentions and you knowingly gave up the data.

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