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Downloading now. I have always used iTunes over alternative programs, there are two Mac products I own: A 30GB iPod and a 2GB Shuffle, and for both, iTunes does a great job of managing my music.

My gripe with the last two versions of iTunes has been that you cannot maximize the program and have access to the start bar if you have it on auto-hide (which I always do...). It forces me to use alt+tab and I am not a big fan of that when I have a lot of programs open. I hope this version allows Windows 7 users to maximize iTunes with a hidden start bar and allow it to pop up when you move your mouse down there. I guess I'll find out very soon.
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winamp has the best visualizer, so that's what i'll stick with biggrin.gif
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but to say it isn't slower than most of the Windows alternatives is plain incorrect (for the older versions at least).

Have you read the title of this thread? This is purely about iTunes 11. Who cares about previous versions when this is the current one? I mentioned WinAMP 3 earlier but nobody cares because it's old, much like the older versions of iTunes.
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Have you read the title of this thread? This is purely about iTunes 11. Who cares about previous versions when this is the current one? I mentioned WinAMP 3 earlier but nobody cares because it's old, much like the older versions of iTunes.
that was to all the people that have said iTunes wasn't slow ever, especially more so on a windows machine.. and that anyone who said otherwise was obviously just a AppleHater. While this version MAY be faster (haven't fully tested on a lower spec machine yet) iTunes is known for being slow.
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Lol all you guys telling me to use iTunes. Erm, no, no thanks. If it wasn't for the fact that iPhones are hard to sync with other software it wouldn't be anything near as popular as it is now. Also, LOL @ the Winamp 3 comments. 2003 called, they said they want their arguments back. WinAMP has been solid for years. iTunes has not.

Like the guy above me said, iTunes is known for being slow. It is slow. It's for iPhone users and nothing more, really.
Edited by Rubers - 11/30/12 at 11:46am
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Lol all you guys telling me to use iTunes. Erm, no, no thanks. If it wasn't for the fact that iPhones are hard to sync with other software it wouldn't be anything near as popular as it is now. Also, LOL @ the Winamp 3 comments. 2003 called, they said they want their arguments back. WinAMP has been solid for years. iTunes has not.
Like the guy above me said, iTunes is known for being slow. It is slow. It's for iPhone users and nothing more, really.

Well you're commenting on something you've never used, which means everything you say is worthless.

WinAMP is actually still not very good. Look at the library window, it's not very user friendly, people just use it because its cool to be different whether you want to acknowledge that or not. Windows Media Player with codecs is the most reliable, versatile and lightweight media player.
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Well you're commenting on something you've never used, which means everything you say is worthless.
WinAMP is actually still not very good. Look at the library window, it's not very user friendly, people just use it because its cool to be different whether you want to acknowledge that or not. Windows Media Player with codecs is the most reliable, versatile and lightweight media player.

Actually, everything you say is meaningless since you've twice, maybe thrice, tried to imply people are just trying to be cool or different.

And yes, I have used iTunes. I don't like it, which means absolutely under no certain terms do I have to install the stupid thing right now just to sate you. Why the hell would I do that? I don't like it. It stinks of Apple. So what a waste of bandwidth that would be for me to download and install it on my machine just to go "oh yeah, they made it a bit faster and dumbed down the UI".

I've used WinAMP for years... why haven't I shifted? Because I've got a Pro license wink.gif
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Love the new look of iTunes

 
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Awesome, downloading now.

Don't really think it was slow before, but hey.
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Well you're commenting on something you've never used, which means everything you say is worthless.
WinAMP is actually still not very good. Look at the library window, it's not very user friendly, people just use it because its cool to be different whether you want to acknowledge that or not. Windows Media Player with codecs is the most reliable, versatile and lightweight media player.
I have used Winamp for years, because I thoroughly like the Bento layout. It has had a freezing issue for months now when changing songs several times in a row, so I have tried others, like Foobar (I definitely do not like the layout) and iTunes. iTunes on a lower spec machine (laptop in my sig) is very slow, to the point I just deal with the Winamp crashes instead. On my main machine, it is less of an issue (but an SSD and 2600k is going to run anything fast) but if it were not for the crashing issue, I would quickly run back to WInamp with my arms open. Seriously, iTunes, where is the 'watch folder' option, where I can just scan my music folder, and it removes songs I have deleted/renamed? Maybe there is an option for it that I haven't found, or a 3rd party plugin (ugh.. get it together apple, should be an out-of-the-box feature) but that ONE reason right there is enough for me to dislike iTunes over one that has it. Not saying it's the only reason, but I don't really use it enough to know any other issues I would have then. Basically, iTunes isn't that great, and FINALLY, in version 11, they made it suck a little less.. reminds me of InternetExplorer actually.
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