Apple makes really poor software. The Itunes software, at it’s best is just a portal so you think that Itunes is the only place you can legally download songs for your ipod. And they do make it easy. That part, they’ve got down.
Once you actually want to organize those songs, good luck. Also, if I accidently leave it on it won’t let my computer hibernate.
The program that crashes the most? Quicktime. When it is ‘working’ it can’t configure it’s window by itself to fit on my screen. I can’t use the controls or change the size of itÂ until I make it half screen. Why? Because it’s controls are taking upÂ 1/5 of the height, with pretty skin, and sink not only below the toolbar but below the reach of my screen. This software doesn’t allow me to change this skin. Also, they show my lots of buttons with the word “PRO” on it, to show I can’t use them until I purchase a higher version of Quicktime. So everytime I open this I get “Nyeah, nyeah, nyeah.”
Both pieces of software use proprietory files that only their buggy software can open.
These two pieces of software are also high maintenance, asking for upgrades on a near weekly basis. I usually ignore them. It has never improved, and sometimes made worse, their performance. The last time I let it happen was when Itunes turned into an even more evil “buy more songs” piece of adware that I’m forced to use with the ipod. When that ipod stops working we won’t be replacing it with an ipod. The rest of the family has Sansa MP3 players that are just as compatible with Audible have more space, and an FMÂ reciever to boot.
Oh, you say it would work better with a Mac? What you’re really saying is that Apple programmers are too stupid/lazy/or limited by theirÂ supervisorsÂ to make software work well in a windows environment, something that most companies seem to accomplish well and with far more complicated applications.Â Quicktime even crashes Firefox. Wow.