Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:59 UTC
Editorial Holier-than-thou, an adjective, meaning "marked by an air of superior piety or morality". Everybody has moments in their life where they get into a "holier-than-thou" attitude, and I think Steve Jobs' open letter regarding Adobe, and Flash in particular, really fits the bill. There are three specific points I want to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical, and misleading this letter really is.
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Comment by DrillSgt
by DrillSgt on Thu 29th Apr 2010 17:09 UTC
DrillSgt
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2005-12-02

And yet, without any sense of shame, Apple ships iTunes for Windows. iTunes for Windows is by far one of the worst pieces of (major) Windows software you can possibly think of. It does not integrate with Windows in any way, does not use any of the advanced technologies present since Windows Vista (refined in Windows 7), it's incredibly slow, it crashes a lot, it still hasn't been ported to 64bit (despite consumer 64bit versions of Windows existing since 2005) and in general, sucks harder than a... No, I'm not going to finish that analogy.


iTunes has been ported to 64-bit. if you try and install the 32-bit version on a 64-bit OS, it complains and tells you to get the 64-bit version instead. At least this is what it did with my 64-bit Windows 7 about 1 month ago when I broke down and got an iPhone.

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RE: Comment by DrillSgt
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 17:11 in reply to "Comment by DrillSgt"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

iTunes has been ported to 64-bit. if you try and install the 32-bit version on a 64-bit OS, it complains and tells you to get the 64-bit version instead. At least this is what it did with my 64-bit Windows 7 about 1 month ago when I broke down and got an iPhone.


It's a 32bit binary.

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RE[2]: Comment by DrillSgt
by DrillSgt on Thu 29th Apr 2010 17:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by DrillSgt"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"iTunes has been ported to 64-bit. if you try and install the 32-bit version on a 64-bit OS, it complains and tells you to get the 64-bit version instead. At least this is what it did with my 64-bit Windows 7 about 1 month ago when I broke down and got an iPhone.


It's a 32bit binary.
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Gotcha. I never looked into it. Thanks for clarifying.

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RE: Comment by DrillSgt
by tony on Thu 29th Apr 2010 21:46 in reply to "Comment by DrillSgt"
tony Member since:
2005-07-06

And yet, without any sense of shame, Apple ships iTunes for Windows. iTunes for Windows is by far one of the worst pieces of (major) Windows software you can possibly think of. It does not integrate with Windows in any way, does not use any of the advanced technologies present since Windows Vista (refined in Windows 7), it's incredibly slow, it crashes a lot, it still hasn't been ported to 64bit (despite consumer 64bit versions of Windows existing since 2005) and in general, sucks harder than a... No, I'm not going to finish that analogy.


Why do I care that it's not been ported to 64-bit? 64-bit isn't faster for that purpose (we're not calculating black hole creation or plotting jump coordinates), 32-bit binaries run fine in Windows 7 64-bit, and iTunes isn't using more than 2 GBytes of RAM, so why do I care?

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