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Locked down? It's a media player. It plays media which it has codecs for like all others.
It's actually faster than any other media player out there now.

Faster than other media managers...maybe; faster/better quality than any media player...not by a long shot. I'll take audacious and amarok over iTunes if it weren't for the damn iPod I got not playing nice with Linux. The other thing is never use the built in converters from iTunes.
     
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Honestly, I like iTunes and how it syncs i devices. I own and iPhone 5 and iPod touch 2g and I prefer iTunes to sync and back up my devices. Can't see myself doing it manually...

However, I do not use iTunes as my music player; instead, I use Winamp. I love that music player.

I don't believe anyone who says they've owned i device and never used iTunes. That's nonsense!
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Honestly, I like iTunes and how it syncs i devices. I own and iPhone 5 and iPod touch 2g and I prefer iTunes to sync and back up my devices. Can't see myself doing it manually...
However, I do not use iTunes as my music player; instead, I use Winamp. I love that music player.
I don't believe anyone who says they've owned i device and never used iTunes. That's nonsense!

THIS.

I use iTunes to sync all my devices but use winamp for music. Still think its one of the best biggrin.gif
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Faster than other media managers...maybe; faster/better quality than any media player...not by a long shot. I'll take audacious and amarok over iTunes if it weren't for the damn iPod I got not playing nice with Linux. The other thing is never use the built in converters from iTunes.

That's enough alternativeness for one day.
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If you read the change list in the article, it's the same changes that Microsoft did with Windows 8. Faster? check. No more side bar (start menu)? check. Cloud oriented? check. Same across all devices? check. Apple does it with iTunes? rejoice. Microsoft does it with Windows? burn in a fire.
Curious how things work, isn't it?

Not really the same at all and you are completely off base with the sidebar. iTunes HIDES (not removes) the sidebar and you have the OPTION of enabling it. MS has removed the original Start menu and substituted it with the Charm bar and Metro UI as a mandatory "feature." Basically iTunes made a UI change that is entirely optional whereas Windows 8 is shoving Metro down the user's throat.
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Windows 8 is shoving Metro down the user's throat.

It's not imperative to your life survival that you buy Windows 8 is it?
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It's not imperative to your life survival that you buy Windows 8 is it?

I never said that was so what is your point? rolleyes.gif I am merely responding to someone who made a really stupid comparison between Apple iTunes and MS W8.
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Locked down? It's a media player. It plays media which it has codecs for like all others.
It's actually faster than any other media player out there now.

Yeah, you cna only sync iDevices with it, despite it been proven that there's no need at all.

And please, try and quantify this "fastest" claim. It sucks and it's slow.
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I never said that was so what is your point? rolleyes.gif I am merely responding to someone who made a really stupid comparison between Apple iTunes and MS W8.

You made a stupid comparison of it being 'shoved down your throat' too. It works both ways.
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Yeah, you cna only sync iDevices with it, despite it been proven that there's no need at all.
And please, try and quantify this "fastest" claim. It sucks and it's slow.

Download it and open it, it opens and responds to media keys faster than any of my media players and it opens as fast as Notepad does for me.

Does saying iTunes is bad make you feel cool? I hope it does. So alternative.
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You made a stupid comparison of it being 'shoved down your throat' too. It works both ways.
Download it and open it, it opens and responds to media keys faster than any of my media players and it opens as fast as Notepad does for me.
Does saying iTunes is bad make you feel cool? I hope it does. So alternative.

How is that a dumb comparison? Can you natively use W8 without the Metro UI? No you can't, therefore it is "shoved down the throat" of the user. It is not voluntary, therefore it is forced. Arguing that it is not "shoved down one's throat" because it is not essential to survive is just stupid.
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