songbird and rythmbox don't even come close to iTunes. The other's may be good but those two definitely aren't, I've used them extensively for beta testing in songbirds case, and I'm using Rythmbox atm for all of my music since I'm using Ubuntu until i get Win7 (and money )
[citation][nom]skittle[/nom]itunes is the crappiest piece of proprietary software i have ever used. most people probably still dont know that you can manage your ipod with alternative (better) software![/citation]
Couldn't agree more!
I like winamp. You can sync an ipod with it, plus it comes with Milkdrop 2 the best visualization program ever.
"iTunes 9 is a great iTunes release, with innovative features that make using iTunes better than ever and iTunes content richer than ever," said Steve Jobs.
You morons! Steve SAID SO! And we all know he is always right...
it does not matter that your music from ipod can disappear, that itunes is a resource hog, that its "synchronisation" is rather gay, that it's not multithreaded, that it installs 2 or 3 useless services on the PC, that it bans Palm Pre, and that you actually NEED it (coz Steve said so) to use the bloody ipod... thanks god other people found itunes as annoying as I did when I got my first ipod as a gift so they wrote USEFUL applications to support apple's player... Then again - I've stopped using ipod long time ago so all these apple news - are just for you guys... enjoy useless news about useless products from useless company that want to screw you
I always try the new iTunes versions... but they always come off as clunky and poorly integrated, on Windows machines at least. It does annoying things like freeze the desktop momentarily when you drag and drop large blocks of files, and the way file selection works is non-standard (maybe the way Mac's select files). I organize my music library by subdirectory in addition to tag and there's no provision for folder based sorting (basic features missing).