So in the hopes of catching the vast uncharted pool of Windows users before everyone else copies their fantabulous new music service, Apple has decided that iTunes will follow where the iPod has gone before. Thusly iTunes for Windows is expected late 2003/early 2004, or whenever the rumor sites currently have it. It's a no-brainer that to capture the mass market, you need to be Windows compatible. Sad, but true. However, Linux is soon to edge out Apple in desktop OS marketshare, according to some pundits and analysts. As long as Linux stays cheap, I expect they'll be right. Is there anyone else who thinks it might be nice to bring iTunes--or, more pointedly, iTMS--to Linux? Are there issues I'm not aware of, such as opening the source of iTunes Linux leading to hackers circumventing Fairplay? Or is it just that Apple would like to ignore Linux because it would like OS X to be the *nix-y desktop of choice? Wouldn't a Linux port be far, far easier than a Windows one? (Okay, I admit an ulterior motive. It would be simply uber-cool to be able to authorize my purchased music on my indigo iBook, which is running Yellow Dog. Not to mention that iTunes rocks.) But seriously--whaddaya think? Should Apple put iTunes 4 on a level with Quicktime, and make it seriously cross-platform?