Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:18 UTC
Windows There's been a bunch of Windows Phone 7 reviews out there, and most of them come to the same conclusion: great piece of software for a 1.0 release, but it does miss a few vital features. The Ars Technica review, as usual very in-depth, highlights one particular aspect of the platform that speaks to me: Windows Phone 7 has a sense of humour.
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RE[2]: 18 page review??????
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 22:00 UTC in reply to "RE: 18 page review??????"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

I really think that iTunes for Windows was forced upon Apple, just because most users of iPod/iPhone own a Windows machine.


What do you mean by that? Apple *could* have made a good program for windows. iTunes for Mac isn't much better.


At the time of the original release, I believe Jobs said it was the best Windows program, although I didn't know at the time and am still not certain now if that was a self congratulations, or a diss at every other windows program.

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RE[3]: 18 page review??????
by Shkaba on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 23:17 in reply to "RE[2]: 18 page review??????"
Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

What I mean by that is, that Apple had two choices really (considering dominance of windows boxes):

1. Allow access to iPod/iPhone as a mass storage device or use MS sync
2. Close the device and allow only iTunes to access it

Considering that jobs is a control freak, he went with iTunes. The fact that it is just a piece of c@#* can me covered by blaming windows.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The way you wrote that it seems as if you are not aware that the first Ipods were Mac only, which could only be accessed by itunes. The closed nature of the ipod was set in stone when it was first released as a firewire device for macs.

Also, the first Ipods that were USB and windows compatible worked with a special version of the MusicMatch media player on windows. ( my favorite media player on windows, ever).

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RE[3]: 18 page review??????
by Morgan on Sun 24th Oct 2010 18:38 in reply to "RE[2]: 18 page review??????"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

At the time of the original release, I believe Jobs said it was the best Windows program


He also said that about Safari for Windows, and while it's a decent browser it is still far below the quality and speed of Firefox and Chrome, and even Opera for that matter.

I do like Safari on OS X though; it has been steadily improving. If I wasn't a slave to Chrome's sync capability I'd probably use Safari as my day-to-day browser on Macs.

As for a truly great music management program for Windows, there's Songbird and MediaMonkey. Neither is perfect, but they both make iTunes look amateurish.

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