VirtualBox, Win7, and iTunes

Hans Muecke ubuntu-ml01 at
Thu Apr 11 18:06:00 UTC 2013

Am 11.04.2013 11:20, schrieb ssc1478:

> My family has been using Ubuntu since 8.04 and its been great.  But my
> kids now have iPhones and are wanting to sync up with iTunes.
> I've tried a few times the iTunes/Wine option and have never been able
> to get it to work.  I don't want to go down that path.
> I am now thinking of installing VirtualBox on my son's Ubuntu laptop
> (12.04 lts), and then getting a copy of Win7 and installing it in the
> partition so that he will have access to iTunes.
> Is this a viable option?  I want to find out as much as I can before I
> experiment because I will have to buy the Win7 license.
> Any feedback, warnings, tips, etc will be greatly appreciated!

Hi Phil,

I am running a WIN7 Pro in a Vbox from a 12.04 LTS for exactly that reason.

In general it works ... it synchronizes both iPhone and iPad, but I
think it is crucial to have plenty of ram installed. I run it on a
4-core machine with 8 gig and it is fairly slow (I give the virtual
nachine 1 gig and 24 meg of graphics, due to stuff that's running on the

Talk to you later ... Hans (127 to go)

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