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    itunes

    Has anyone found a way to run iTunes on Ubuntu 9.04 without errors? This is the only thing holding me back from fully converting to Linux. I have an iPhone and I need iTunes to work Pls. help!!!

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    Re: itunes

    I don't know about that, but take a look at these if you haven't done so already:

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    Re: itunes

    When I was using iTunes with Linux, I used VirtualBox. Install winxp on there along with iTunes. works just as well.

    If you just want to update music, Songbird is great.

    http://getsongbird.com

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    Re: itunes

    Quote Originally Posted by europa View Post
    When I was using iTunes with Linux...
    What I do as well. Works a treat. Not totally getting away from the evil MS but keeping it locked in a cage in a corner where it can't do no harm

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    Re: itunes

    Quote Originally Posted by ReddogOne View Post
    What I do as well. Works a treat. Not totally getting away from the evil MS but keeping it locked in a cage in a corner where it can't do no harm
    Have you tried running it in WINE?

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    Smile Re: itunes

    I've found that the best solution is to drop ALL software that is MS based including the "Workarounds, ie, Wine, VB, etc) I have had very good success finding alternates that are native to Ubuntu. Try this one. It works quite well.

    http://banshee-project.org/

    T

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    Re: itunes

    iTunes doesn't work in WINE (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ation&iId=1347) but as suggested you could use VirtualBox.

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    Re: itunes

    Quote Originally Posted by DLG102282 View Post
    Have you tried running it in WINE?
    Yeah! Pants! Sure people can get it working with a bit of work but life is too short.

    Like the concept of WINE and wish it did work but I haven't the time to hack or contribute to the project so the one stop VirtualBox solution is the way for me.

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    Re: itunes

    i too have the same problem,, i have an ipod touch, and tried all gtkpod,banshee,songbird, but those dont detect my ipod,, why is this hapening???

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    Re: itunes

    Quote Originally Posted by shashikejayatunge View Post
    i too have the same problem,, i have an ipod touch, and tried all gtkpod,banshee,songbird, but those dont detect my ipod,, why is this hapening???
    What version of Ubuntu are you using? There was a known issue with 9.10 switching to device-kits to facilitate mounting and identification of ipods. So, Banshee, songbird and a few others had their ipod support broken.

    There are a few workarounds for this, I am still using Banshee with my ipod. It syncs everything including playcounts & ratings. Only a couple of notes to mind, it syncs one-way - from your playlist to the ipod. It's not bi-directional like iTunes. But, in my quest for an itunes replacement (that didn't require installing an entire OS) I've found Banshee to be the closest thing.

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