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    Lightbulb The iTunes Linux Project

    Welcome to the iTunes Linux Project!
    Here you will find Information about the Project, a way to contribute, iTunes alternatives for Linux, and a guide on how to install iTunes on Ubuntu.

    1. The Project
    This is the iTunes feedback page:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

    And this is the iTunes project:
    If you like iTunes go to the iTunes feedback page and ask for a Linux version of it.
    There is also an online petition that you can sign.
    I know it's hard we make a difference but maybe we will. Maybe if 1000 users reclaim a Linux version in a day they will consider it, and maybe, MAYBE, even release a Wine compatible version.
    Anyway YOU can make a difference.
    If you are an iTunes fan like me don't be lazy, a few clicks, just for hope.
    And if you are NOT please help us.
    And i know there are great alternatives for Ubuntu, yes, but iTunes is just so much better, and nothing syncs better with my iPod.
    Thanks in advance
    Remember to reply once you finish.



    2. HOWTO: Install iTunes on Ubuntu Linux
    You don't want to wait for a Linux version? Want to install iTunes right now? Here's how it done:

    1. The Wine Way:
    Yes, it can be done.
    I found THIS guide available online.
    Pros: It's free, It's the easiest way to do this.
    Cons: No iPod support, buggy, it doesn't work for everyone, there are some problems with the store.

    NOTE: There are some other methods to do it with wine. Keep googleing!

    2. VMware & Dual-Boot

    This method is for user that can't live without iTunes.
    There are several way's to do this to:

    VMware Click HERE for a VMware guide.
    Pros: It's iTunes, fully functional. You can run EVERY SINGLE WINDOWS PROGRAM YOU WISH.
    Cons: You HAVE *cough* to purchase a Windows license. It's Windows and all the crap that it involves. It's a little slower than average.

    Dual-booting

    With XP
    Click HEREfor Ubuntu installed first or HERE for XP installed first
    With Vista
    Click HERE for Ubuntu installed first or HERE for Vista installed first

    Pros: It's iTunes, fully functional. You can run EVERY SINGLE WINDOWS PROGRAM YOU WISH.
    Cons: You HAVE *cough* to purchase a Windows license. It's Windows and all the crap that it involves.

    3. iTunes Alternatives:
    So you refuse to use the Buggy Wine method or to install XP??
    Try the fallowing alternatives:

    Amarok
    Banshee
    Rythmbox
    Floola
    Songbird
    gtkpod*
    Yamipod*
    *Only iPod support.

    What about the store?
    Amarok and the latest version of Ryhtmbox come with the Magnatune music store integrated. But what about the others?
    Well just open your good-old web browser and check out the fallowing DRM-free and available at any location in the world Online Music Stores!:
    GoMusic
    Audiolunchbox
    PayPlay.FM
    Magnatune

    These are just a few of the many available stores so keep googleing!
    You can also check out Jamendo that offers free legal downloads. (VERY COOL )

    HELP US
    If you like iTunes, if this guide helped you or if you are just a good person please help us spread the message! Add a link this thread in your signature, point out people who would like iTunes on Linux here, any help would be much appreciated. Please contact me if you do so so I can add you to the contributors list.
    Thanks for reading.

    Contributors so far:
    eragon100
    gameryoshi600
    phr0ze
    Last edited by IHATEDLINK; June 21st, 2008 at 04:29 PM. Reason: Added little link to online petition.
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    Miss iTunes? Check out the iTunes Linux Project!

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    Re: iTunes Linux project

    Hmm...

    Is there a script that'll automatically fill in all those fields for me?

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    Re: iTunes Linux project

    The only reason I would go for this is for the iTunes Store. gtkpod works fine for me, but most of the music I listen to is very hard to find in the U.S and I have to either import a CD for $30 or boot to Windows for iTunes.
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    Re: iTunes Linux project

    This will go by the wayside much like attempts to get Blizzard to release a Linux compatible version of Starcraft/WoW

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    Re: iTunes Linux project

    I know it seems useless but any help will be much appreciated HangukMiguk.
    If the above was useful to you please thank me by clicking the star button at the bottom-right of the post.
    Miss iTunes? Check out the iTunes Linux Project!

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    Re: iTunes Linux project

    No there arn't any scripts...
    Please do it your self
    If the above was useful to you please thank me by clicking the star button at the bottom-right of the post.
    Miss iTunes? Check out the iTunes Linux Project!

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    Re: iTunes Linux project

    I think the big problem here is Apple porting quicktime to Linux, or rewriting iTunes to use gstreamer or something.
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    Re: iTunes Linux project

    Although this is a long shot and I'm quite doubtful, what harm will come of doing it.. and it won't take much time.. so why not?
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    Re: iTunes Linux project

    Quote Originally Posted by zmjjmz View Post
    I think the big problem here is Apple porting quicktime to Linux, or rewriting iTunes to use gstreamer or something.
    Meh, Apple has a secret hate for gstreamer. If its useful, and not branded by Apple, they always try to find a way to buy it out. CUPS for example.

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    Re: iTunes Linux project

    i will try it
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