View Full Version : First Impressions of iTunes for Windows

Oct 17, 2003, 12:36 AM
Category: Opinion/Interviews
Link: First Impressions of iTunes for Windows (http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=4841)

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

Approved by arn

Oct 17, 2003, 12:51 AM
no anti-aliasing looks ****house, good first impressions. Not bad I guess

Oct 17, 2003, 12:02 PM
Some of the writers observations were simply uninformed.

ie. rendezvous not working maybe because they didn't see any settings for it.

funny thats the beauty of rendezvous. also funny that a windows user would have problems with something that doesn't have a bunch of settings.

Rendezvous is actualy a little program that runs in the background, looking and broadcasting. Even on the Mac it is no built into the system, you'll find a little app running, sorry I forget the name. I would imagine the PC is the same since the install doesn't touch the networking settings.

I would also like to note that the system the writer was using is just barely on the bottom of the requirements. A celeron chip is a stripped down pentium in order to keep the cost down, a dual 533 celeron would be just as useless, not to mention iTunes may or may not even support dual systems. (iTunes requires a 500mhz system). So this is probably the reason the UI was a problem for them.

I've used iTunes for windows on a 800mhz Athlon and have been quite impressed, everything works like it should, and I find it runs much much faster then Windows Media Player... not even close. It does not run as fast as winamp (2.0, 3 sucks) but winamp also has little to no features comparably.

just my informed First Impressions :-)