so... software update just wants me to download a 23gb update for itunes... I'm not using this pos software, I never liked it (neither on pc nor on mac) - it's a resource hog and it treats me like an imbecile, but most importantly, it disrespects my privacy by periodically phoning home and telling apple what music I got which is totally disgusting. but that's not really the sort of discussion I want to start what I want to know is if there is any reason why I shouldn't get rid of itunes from a technical point of view - like, will some other stuff cease to function properly or something? do I need itunes for anything else but play music? and how would I get rid of it? just drag the app-icon to the trash? will that leave no zombie files on my hd? I am new to osx and am currently using cog as a mp3 player, which is lightweight and straightforward without trying reinvent the wheel as it's using the filesystem instead of some weird library that just messes up anyway... but I miss some functions like equalizer or automatic sound level adjustment... maybe there's something better?