Edward Savage epssyis at
Mon Feb 18 21:29:02 CST 2008

Does iTunes sync with devices when being run under xp in qemu or similiar?

I honestly haven't updated my ipod for a year and don't use it any
more as i haven't found a viable and easy way to do it.  Maarten will
probably be interested in the answer as well.

On Feb 19, 2008 10:02 AM, Maarten Lankhorst <m.b.lankhorst at> wrote:
> 2008/2/18, Stefan Dösinger <stefandoesinger at>:
> > Am Montag, 18. Februar 2008 06:34:04 schrieb Edward Savage:
> > > Maarten why not focus on supporting applications that don't have viable
> > > open source solutions first? I can think of hundreds.
> > >
> > > The only thing iTunes will add, with full support, is ipod syncing (that
> > > isn't useless).
> > >
> > > Or should we avoid that debate?
> > I think it would probably be better not to debate, but the issue is this: For
> > you there are viable itunes alternatives, and for you there are other
> > applications which do not have alternatives. Compare this to the discussions
> > wether working on Microsoft Office is a waste of time or not. Everyone has
> > other expectations, so it is *very* hard to judge which application will be
> > useful and which not.
> >
> > In the same way the usefullness of $APP in Wine differs from person to person.
> > A bug which is worth a small remark on a review for one person is a killer
> > bug for another.
> >
> > To come back to iTunes, I have met a few people who considered Linux but were
> > stopped by iTunes for various reasons. Some may seem laughable to tech-savy
> > people(Other apps look differently), some are technically reasonable(iTunes
> > shop, DRM support). Of couse you can find 100 reasons why AutoCAD is more
> > important than iTunes, but you can also find 100 reasons why iTunes is more
> > important than ACAD
> Well I bought an ipod touch. But there are no other apps then iTunes
> that can do the firmware upload so it's sort of laying on my desk
> until I can figure it out. That aside, the alternatives rely on
> tactics that are similar to loading malware. Real alternatives for
> iTunes? Not so much.
> Cheers,
> Maarten.

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