iTunes on Windows: the idiot brother in a genius family
Yes, iTunes revolutionized online music. So why, after 11 years, does iTunes still suck on Windows?
That's the argument made by Troy Hunt in his post, "10 graphic examples of the abomination that is iTunes on Windows." Not just a rant, but an illustrated rant. An informed rant, after using and testing Windows iTunes over various PCs with generous amounts of RAM, horsepower, and even solid state disks. All this, and still no joy.
Complaints range from hanging to crashing to double listings of purchased items to trouble syncing his iPod Nano to network issues and the now-constant drain on system resources to support wireless sync in iOS 5. And the need to reboot the system after every tiny software update? That's irritating as well.
it is unbelievably slow and quirky and tends to freeze constantly. For a company that makes incredible UIs, this thing is an embarrassment.
SpoofyChop on brokenforum.com
In my case
I use iTunes on a Mac. I get lots of hangs (although it's spinning beach ball for Mac); continual cryptic sync errors with iPhone only fixed by reseting phone, and long delays on plugging in hardware.
David Tchepak on troyhunt.com
I really don't have any problems with iTunes on my PC. I have about a 70 gig collection.
Vesper on brokenforum.com
Don't write off Hunt as some "idiot Windows user." He's a software architect, Microsoft MVP, and computer security expert.