iTunes still doesn’t work on Vista (new iPods soon??)

Once again Apple is showing how poorly they can make Windows products.

Apple has had ages to make the iTunes software compatible – they are making out that they need to wait for it to be in stores before they could test. Geez, Apple cheeses me off when they act like this, just like when some of their players had viruses – their answer was don’t buy a PC!

itunes and vistaApple is recommending that iTunes users wait before upgrading their PCs to Windows Vista, the latest operating system from Microsoft. While iTunes can work on Vista computers, Apple knows of some compatibility issues that need to be resolved, and will release an updated version of iTunes “in the next few weeks.”

Or, maybe 😉 , Apple are waiting to have a simultaneous release of iTunes v8.0 and their new iPod Video, as they are soon to release some new iPods – a model like the iPhone minus the phone features and with hard drive – in other words a wide screen iPod Video (coming soon!)

Microsoft said it is working with a long list of partners, including Apple, to make sure their software is compatible with Vista. When the new operating system launched, Microsoft claimed more than 5,000 hardware and software products were already Vista-compatible.

The company has a dedicated team working with Apple on getting iTunes running smoothly on Vista, and it will keep at it “until Apple have the program running to the quality level they’re shooting for,” said Adam Anderson, a spokesman for Microsoft’s Windows division.

Gee, I hope that Apple are shooting for a quality level a lot higher than the original release of iTunesv7.0 (and v5.0!), that was a shocking piece of programming that was!!

Apple info Here

Some currently known compatibility issues with iTunes 7.0.2:

* iTunes Store purchases may not play when upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows 2000 or XP.
* iPod models with the “Enable Disk Use” option turned off may be unable to update or restore iPod software, and make changes to iPod settings.
* iPod models configured to Auto Sync and have the “Enable Disk Use” option turned off may require being ejected and reconnected to resync.
* Ejecting an iPod from the Windows System Tray using the “Safely Remove Hardware” feature may corrupt your iPod. To always safely eject an iPod, choose Eject iPod from the Controls menu within iTunes.
* Cover Flow animation may be slower than expected.
* Contacts and calendars will not sync with iPod.

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