Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Sep 2010 16:12 UTC
Apple "By now, most iTunes users have already downloaded and installed iTunes 10. We've already given you the low-down on the biggest addition to the new version of iTunes - the Ping social network - but we also wanted to give our impressions on two 'improvements' promised in the release notes: look-and-feel and performance. While we agree that iTunes is 'faster and more responsive', we're not sold on the revised user interface." Vertical window titlebar widgets? Can't we just take this thing 'round back and put a bullet between its eyes? We'd be doing everyone a favour.
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ciplogic
Member since:
2006-12-22

I "like" iTunes 10. First of all I have Win64, which may be a less made build. Also I've always UNCHECK "I want that Apple to update my Apple software" because I don't want Safari "for free", with QuickTime and all that crap/soft-ware.
Of course I've had installed QuickTime at the end. And of course the Apple Update part was installed, silently. iTunes 10 anyway excluding that first time it locks, after I closed it with task manager, it seem to be working.
I think that QA is an issue at Apple in installing/first start cases. Probably they do it by purpose (to install unattended software), but this will make me think that Apple is another monopolistic corporation as was Microsoft 10 years ago.
Regardless of this biased review, and the first (b)lock, the software will run fairly smooth afterwards.

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

"...but this will make me think that Apple is another monopolistic corporation as was Microsoft 10 years ago."

That would be because they are ;)

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

"...but this will make me think that Apple is another monopolistic corporation as was Microsoft 10 years ago."

That would be because they are ;)


I'd add that if you need a simple example, just look around you in a public place and count how much iPod devices there are.

There's simply no more real competition in the pmp player market anymore, except in the low end (Because Apple fail to understand that a music player without a screen is not worth more than $20) and in the very high end (because audio geeks, having known the MD era, often won't be easily lured into using SonicStage 5 aka iTunes).

Edited 2010-09-03 20:42 UTC

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ggiunta Member since:
2006-01-13

Glad to see I am not the only one having had the 'locking up' problem (using vista home).
I just hope it is a 1st-time-only occurrence because, if the time Apple is taking to fix the problems that the itunes installer has with upgrading the bonjour service is of any indication, I would have to basically switch to another player.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Let me see if I have the logic correct:

Product X by company Y, which nobody is forcing me to use and is free, does not do exactly what I want because for some reason company Y doesn't bother to read my mind. Ergo company Y must be a monopoly.

I am not saying all these huge mega corporations don't use douche moves to achieve huge market shares. I am just saying that throwing the "monopoly" term around sort of diminishes the validity of some of the grievances.

If you don't like OSX, use windows or linux or BSD or whatever (and vice versa). If you don't like iTunes, use Win Media player or some of the free alternatives. If you don't like the iPod use a different mobile player.

Edited 2010-09-04 01:58 UTC

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dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

What if you don't like the crapware Apple installs using their /update/ tool, but like iTunes?

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