iPhone and Ubuntu

stan stanb at panix.com
Fri Aug 27 17:42:11 UTC 2010

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 11:03:40AM -0400, clintin at linuxmail.org wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 05:58:19PM +0800, Fajar Priyanto wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 8:03 AM,  <clintin at linuxmail.org> wrote:
> > > Use Rythmbox to upload music to the iPhone
> > > Do not use the latest version from Apple as it crashes WindowsXP running on
> > > VirtualBox. Use version 9.0.2 which you can download from
> > > http://www.blogsdna.com/5408/download-itunes-9-0-2-for-windows-mac.htm
> > Ah! Thanks very much. No wonder it gives BSOD.
> > Btw, is it ok NOT to use the latest iTune? Any negative risk on iPhone 3GS?
> > I am not aware of any issues. But then my phone is a 3G, not a 3GS. I will
> > bet this version won't work with an iPhone 4 though.
> I suspect that it (9.0.2) will work with the iPhone4, I can't see Apple changing 
> the storage format again, as it did with iPod touch and iPhone 3.x;  They cause
> enough grief for their users as it is. If Microsoft uses Collies for their Usability
> lab testers (because they like everything), Apple must use blind dogs that can't see
> the light of day.  If Apple was to make changes in the iPhone 4 that rendered it
> icompatible with 9.0.2 and later, they would have to release a new compatible 
> version of iTunes just to work with it.
> As to using a new version, unless Apple has fixed iTunes to run in a 
> VirtualBox on WindowsXP which I suspect they have elected NOT to fix, the
> new version will also crash.
Assuming that this is deliberate, what possible rationale could Apple have
for NOT wanting iTunes to run on a virtual machine?

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