iPhone and Ubuntu

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 20:33:02 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-08-27 at 13:42 -0400, stan wrote:
> 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?

Maybe for the very same reason he prevents older hardware from remaining
viable, as he has done since the Apple][+ to the present. It's his M.O.
He always has done that and always will. You may count on it happening
in the future, as sure as God made little green apples, so it's best not
to buy his products, as that just encourages him. 

I left out the curse words because I am a nice person. <cackles> Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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