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[7]: Apple will break this
by ichi on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 00:41 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Apple will break this"
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

Apple always gathered data about users music collection (via cover download etc).

How else did Steve in his famous "thoughts on music" know that only 3% of peoples music has been bought on Itunes??


Not to say they aren't gathering anything, but couldn't he have pulled that % out of his rear?

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RE[8]: Apple will break this
by Chaos_One on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 08:49 in reply to "RE[7]: Apple will break this"
Chaos_One Member since:
2005-07-18

Isn't it just a case of counting how many songs you sell, regardless to who, how many others sell and calculating the percentage?

I'd hardly would call this spying. If they didn't collect this information they wouldn't be able to produce any financial data regarding their business which would be a violation of the law.

In any case, the "spy" features of iTunes are all opt-in and can easily be turned off again. I actually often use the Genius option.

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