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UB- comments about this Itunes article?
« on: August 19, 2008, 08:47:32 AM »

http://www.pcworld.com/ar...we_hate_about_itunes.html
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 08:50:31 AM »

Can I comment?
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 08:51:49 AM »

Can I comment?

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2008, 08:55:45 AM »


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*fiddlesticks* itunes!  For all the reasons they said.  (although only about 4 apply to me)

Seriously though, I have had nothing but trouble with itunes since buying the first ipod for Karen 3 years ago.  I avoid it as much as I can.  I still have an update that pops up that fails to update every time.  Can't get rid of it.

hate!
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 09:36:17 AM »

I still have an update that pops up that fails to update every time.  Can't get rid of it.

hate!

I've got that too. And I don't even use iTunes, it just installed with RealPlayer. *fudge* iTunes.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 02:41:33 PM »

The only comment I'll make is that I have had no issues with itunes and my wife's ipod. That's not to say I don't have complaints, just that it has worked fine for what it is and does.
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008, 03:16:23 PM »


*fiddlesticks* itunes!  For all the reasons they said.  (although only about 4 apply to me)


#11. No E-Books?

I'll chime in later.  Some good points in there.  Some really *goshdarn* stoopid ones too.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008, 04:20:43 PM »

I don't buy chit through iTunes, so my hate for it is limited to the annoying and fudged up 'updates' all the time.

Just sync my iPod and go away iTunes!

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008, 07:37:12 PM »

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1. Wildly Inefficient Updates
2. DRM (Boo!)
3. No Monitoring of Music Folders
4. 'Pushing' of Other Programs by iTunes Installer
5. No Subscription Service--Still
6. 'Neglected' Podcasts Stop Downloading 
7. The Mystery Check Box
8. NBC Shows--Bring Them Back!
9. Weak Dockable Player Controls (Updated)
10. Rotten at Exporting Playlists
11. No E-Books

1.  My last iTunes update was 4.6MB.  Since iTunes is 131MB I can only assume it was indeed a patch.  Perhaps it's different on Windows (this writer is clearly coming from a Windows perspective only) and if it is a full install I concur.  And everyone, including all the Mac evangelists agreed that the Quicktime/iTunes/Safari deal (whichever way you slice it) was a complete fiasco.  Again, Windows only so I can't really relate personally.

2.  Puuuuleeeease.  DRM is Apple's fault?  The entire world knows Fairplay was the only way Jobs could get the labels to play along.  Somebody send this guy a link - http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughtsonmusic/.

3.  I don't know *feces* about monitoring.  Sounds cool but the lack of doesn't exactly seem a top eleven hate item. 

4.  Pushing = hate.  Couldn't agree more.  Cool that Apple doesn't treat Mac owners the same way.   Wink

5.  Do the subscription services still push crappy, lossy copies of songs?  If that has changed perhaps a subscription service would be nice for some but I'd never use it.  I just don't care about new music.  I get the impression the writer of the article is a younger guy and that demographic might be more interested in subscriptions.

6.  Probably annoying but he could easily have left this one off and gone with the pop culture standard "top ten" list.  I can't imagine noticing.  If you're not listening to your podcasts then why would you be aware they stopped downloading?  Nit-pick.

7.  Simple yet secret.   Huh?

8.  Couldn't begin to say who is the bad guy on the Apple/NBC deal.  I'm sure it's fairly complicated and, yes, it's all about money.  That's why companies are companies.  Oh, I have a TV.

9.  Windows beeyatch.  I can't relate. 

10.  Yeah, the whole export restriction thing is a drag but is obviously a consequence of the DRM arrangement.  I don't see Apple has much choice. 

11.  I will never buy an eBook.  I print .pdf versions of tech docs.  Reading from a screen isn't 1/10th the experience of reading the printed page.  But I acknowledge others may see this differently.

For the most part his "hate" items are more like "gripe" items.  Seems like a lot of effort and if that's the best he can do I imagine iTunes is fairly safe from imminent irrelevance. 
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