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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RE[4]: iTunes
by Shkaba on Thu 29th Apr 2010 21:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: iTunes"
Shkaba
Member since:
2006-06-22

I couldn't care less about your experience with iTunes (nor his or hers), they do not provide ANY insight into the quality of an application. Every individual has a different experience.

My criteria is fairly simple:

-Does it follow general look of the operating system
-No

-Does it have a lot of dependencies (if yes are those acceptable)
-Yes, hell no

-Is there quality support for issues that surface
No, Apple has not fixed "fast user switching" issue.

-Does the software pretend to know more then I do, about what I really need and want (this is really bad)
Yes

There you go, very simple and to the point as to why iTunes IS a piece of junk.

And finally, take it from an engineer of telecommunications and information systems (me) who in his life wrote well above 50k lines of code, if you had a PhD in the relevant field your post would be entirely different :-)

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RE[5]: iTunes
by bousozoku on Fri 30th Apr 2010 22:47 in reply to "RE[4]: iTunes"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23


...
-Does it follow general look of the operating system
-No
...


That's amusing to me because there is so much software on Windows that doesn't follow the look of the operating system. These days, office products are just about the only pieces of software that actually look as though they were designed for Windows.

Mind you, if you change the theme, iTunes is worse at acclimating to the changes of the operating system, but that could be fixed.

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RE[6]: iTunes
by Danny77uk on Mon 3rd May 2010 02:48 in reply to "RE[5]: iTunes"
Danny77uk Member since:
2010-05-03

hehe exactly. Complaining that iTunes sucks because it doesn't look like a Windows app is just foolish. What is a Windows app supposed to look like these days? Microsoft's Office and IE developers obviously don't know.

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