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iTunes 5 for Windows plagued by bugs

updated 12:00 pm EDT, Thu September 15, 2005

iTunes 5 bugs

Users of Apple's new iTunes 5 for Windows are reporting a number of major issues with the software. The widespread problems have been identified on Apple's official , and Apple's lack of official recognition or public response regarding these problems is driving many users up the wall."




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  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    hmmm

    Is it Apple's fault or the fact that it's Windows? Either way, not a good look for Apple.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Pogue on the nano

    he loves it

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/15/technology/circuits/15pogue.html?pagewanted=1

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Windows

    Windows and PC's is less of a controlled enviornment than the Mac. Apple needs to beta test their software instead of doing surprise releases like they do their iTunes. Unlike the nono, I'm sure iTunes 5 didn't catch the competition off guard.

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Windows

    Ooops. Correction. Meant to say Apple needs to beta test their software--like iTunes--instead of doing surprise releases like they do their hardware.

  1. groundwork

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    .

    iTunes for Windows plagued by Windows.

  1. presearch

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Because of secrecy?

    Apple really wanted the nano not to leak before the official release.

    Because iTunes has specific references to the nano, perhaps it didn't get extensive internal system testing, just to keep it under wraps.

    ...or...

    It's my opinion, so it doesn't mean much, but maybe Windows programmers (even those at Apple) are used to being a little sloppy.

    Q: Combine sloppy code and minimal testing and what do you get? A: Microsoft level "quality"

    :)

  1. budster101

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Fix posted

    http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@957.0413aXHYSJc.2@.68b90c60

  1. Horsepoo!!!

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    koolkid1976 has a point

    Apple has got to stop keeping things secret. Everytime Apple releases something new, I always hear things like "only a handful of people knew about the nano's existance" or "Apple's underground team has been secretly compiling OS X for x86 for the last 5 years"...how can Apple put out quality-tested products when the projects are being worked on and only known by 3-5 people before its release.

    Apple's secretive ways are going to ruin it. I'm glad they went with Intel...we'll finally know wtf kind of processors are upcoming.

  1. shawnce

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Horsepoo

    ....well you name sums up what I think of your post. ;)

    Seriously Apple (as most companies) in fast paced markets need to keep their cards close to their chests to avoid telegraphing what they are doing to the competition.

  1. tedgrigg

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    PCBU (PC Business Unit)

    Just as Microsoft found they had to segregate their Mac developers to a MACBU, so Apple should consider setting up a special unit that designs products for the PC.

    For example, not being able to downgrade iTunes would typically be child's play on a Mac, but it is par for course on Windows where everything is harder by comparison to the Mac.

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