[Novalug] Microsoft to open stores next to Apple stores + Illogical M$ fan
scicirelli at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 18:12:07 EDT 2009
To answer for _me_ I would want to use iTunes because my wife has
spent _lots_ of time organizing, tracking down album art and
I can move the db but that's about all I can do. I've not bought
anything from the iTunes store, I use eMusic (I hate DRM and the
couple of dozen CDs with black magic marker can attest to that) for
that, but most (34 out of 35 Gig) came from CD's I ripped and put into
As for the games, I haven't updated my PC in 18 months. But the games
I play on the PC are significantly different then those I play on the
PS3. Also we only have one TV so if someone wants to watch TV I have
to use the computer - located in a different room.
On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 1:23 PM, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
> Why would you *want* a Linux version of iTunes when Amarok is so much nicer? And even then a lot of Windows software runs just fine under wine or vmware.
> And from the gaming PoV, why keep upgrading your PC every 6 months if you're going to get (most of) the same games on a game console that you can hook up to your big flat screen TV?
> William Sutton
> On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Stephen Cicirelli wrote:
>> Eh, he probably means games. He's got a PS3 and a Wii, so he's probably a
>> pretty hardcore gamer and getting new high end games to work on Linux is
>> difficult at best.
>> Is there a Linux version of iTunes?
>> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net> wrote:
>>> Here is an article about Micro$oft planning to open stores next to Apple
>>> Here is an illogical comment by Posted by: thatguyalex | 07/15/09 | 11:44
>>> 5 years ago I was using Windows XP, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer,
>>> Windows Media Player, and Hotmail. Today I used Windows Vista, Open Office,
>>> Firefox, VLC and Gmail.
>>> It’s almost as if Microsoft should just stick to making OS’s and selling
>>> Office to corporate clients.
>>> I can’t imagine what I would want to go into a Microsoft store for. An
>>> XBOX? (please - I own a PS3 and Wii)…A Zune? (I have two ipods)…an OS? (I
>>> will get it whenever I buy a new PC)…
>>> It’s not that I am against Microsoft (I’d sooner choke that use Apple’s
>>> overrated OS and Linux can’t run anything I want), I just think they fail to
>>> understand that most of their products are 2nd rate and people choose them
>>> almost by default
>>> <end quote>
>>> They guy claims that Linux cannot run anything he wants to run yet all the
>>> aps he lists as currently being used are available as Linux aps.
>>> Do you suppose that this poster does not know that Open Office, Firefox,
>>> VLC and Gmail are Linux aps?
>>> Of course Linux being open source and in many flavors does not have clever
>>> TV ads. :-)
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