[xubuntu-users] iTunes on Xubuntu (was: Re: ThinkPad T400 - No Desktop (GUI))

fch res09p6u at frontier.com
Mon Dec 9 20:18:40 UTC 2013

On 12/9/2013 6:18 AM, Bruno Benitez wrote:
> To be completelly honest, if a program is highly relevant to an user, 
> like iTunes might be for someone (i guess you can buy music trhough 
> it? right? never used it so I don't know its charm), or for others it 
> might be photoshop or something else, if your user feel they "need" 
> those programs and wont sufice with alternatives, then you should 
> suggest them to buy a new computer, get windows 7 (that is actually 
> not that bad of an OS) or an apple computer.
> If the reason they want to use iTunes is just because they are used to 
> it, and saving money is a good point, I would encourage them to use 
> one of the many media players for linux that are awesome, like 
> Amarok[1], Clementine[2], Exaile[3], Rhythmbox[4], guayadeque[5] is 
> nice but last time I tried it was a bit too buggy, or even use 
> gmusicbrowser[6], the default application, though i would not 
> recommend it to an user that comes from another music player as it has 
> a very different philosophy of work and it needs a huge lot of time to 
> get used to it, though if its your first player it is very good 
> because you learn to use it, if you expect gmb to work as any other 
> media player you are going to have a very bad time in your hands and i 
> would not suggest it to migratory users.
> Again, the decision is theirs, if they want to pay a windows 7 license 
> or a new computer they are free to do so. Else they should learn to 
> use any of this programs to replace theirs.
> --
> [1] http://amarok.kde.org/
> [2] http://www.clementine-player.org/
> [3] http://www.exaile.org/
> [4] https://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/
> [5] http://guayadeque.org/
> [6] http://gmusicbrowser.org/
> --
> Bruno.-
I use VLC [codex included], available in Ubuntu Software Center.

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