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[3]: 18 page review??????
by Shkaba on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 23:17 UTC 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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