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Friday, August 06, 2010

iTunes Lite (Windows)

Two recent nightmarish experiences with iTunes:
  1. iTunes for Windows is incredibly bloated and takes forever to either install or uninstall.  A mysterious error meant I had to call in backup using Revo Uninstaller (free version).  Still took almost a half hour.
  2. A friend's daughter lost all her music when she lost her iTouch device.  Evidently there was no backup on the computer she was using, nor could she re-download the music from Apple for anything but the full, original price.
Unfortunately, if you really need this software to talk to your music player, you're stuck.

For problem #1 there is fortunately a trick.  Its not perfect and Apple still needs to pay attention to the bloatware its producing.
For problem #2 the search for a fix continues.  For now, Apple's far too short website entry.


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