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Postby riki on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:33 am

I am running Maya 13 Mate 1.4.2. Is it possible to install iTunes without Wine? I no longer have Windows on any machine but would like to have access to iTunes for my iPad. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to install Playonlinux using instructions from http://www.techlw.com/2012/03/install-i ... ux-on.html Am I wasting my time? Help appreciated.
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Re: itunes without Windows?

Postby OldManHook on Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:20 am

riki wrote:I am running Maya 13 Mate 1.4.2. Is it possible to install iTunes without Wine? I no longer have Windows on any machine but would like to have access to iTunes for my iPad. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to install Playonlinux using instructions from http://www.techlw.com/2012/03/install-i ... ux-on.html Am I wasting my time? Help appreciated.

No :( There is no I-Tunes For Linux :( I-tunes does not run well on Wine...Have Not tried POL :) Have you tried GTK Pod?..Banshee seem to be getting better With the I-Stuff :) Good Luck
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Re: itunes without Windows?

Postby wavespot on Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:23 am

I'm on the same situation as you, I gave up trying to manage my iphone and ipad on linux, even with wine.

Too much dabase corruptions, too much limitations.... Too much complicated.

After many tests, I used a Windows XP virtual machine (on Virtual box) for a while. It was OK despites Window's unstability.

Now I use a MacOS virtual machine under VMWare workstation. That's fine also, but VMWare Workstation is not free, actually it cost a lot, I don't really recommand you unless you need it for business.

I think my next phone and tablet will be android based, I'll get rid of itunes for ever then :)
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Re: itunes without Windows?

Postby riki on Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:26 am

OldManHook wrote:
riki wrote:I am running Maya 13 Mate 1.4.2. Is it possible to install iTunes without Wine? I no longer have Windows on any machine but would like to have access to iTunes for my iPad. I have tried, unsuccessfully, to install Playonlinux using instructions from http://www.techlw.com/2012/03/install-i ... ux-on.html Am I wasting my time? Help appreciated.

No :( There is no I-Tunes For Linux :( I-tunes does not run well on Wine...Have Not tried POL :) Have you tried GTK Pod?..Banshee seem to be getting better With the I-Stuff :) Good Luck


Thanks OldManHook. I get the message! From what I have read so far it's not worth the bother.
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Re: itunes without Windows?

Postby riki on Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:32 am

wavespot wrote:I'm on the same situation as you, I gave up trying to manage my iphone and ipad on linux, even with wine.

Too much dabase corruptions, too much limitations.... Too much complicated.

After many tests, I used a Windows XP virtual machine (on Virtual box) for a while. It was OK despites Window's unstability.

Now I use a MacOS virtual machine under VMWare workstation. That's fine also, but VMWare Workstation is not free, actually it cost a lot, I don't really recommand you unless you need it for business.

I think my next phone and tablet will be android based, I'll get rid of itunes for ever then :)


Thanks for your help wavespot. I agree with you, my next tablet will certainly not be from Apple. Too expensive, pushy to buy this that and the other (reminds me of Windows) and limited. Should have done more research before buying :( I fancy the latest Samsung...
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