Mustn't get off topic here, but there are easy ways to move files back and forth on an "i" device in Linux, just not iTunes itself (which the kids are used to).yeongil wrote:I used to have an iPad Mini Retina..... because iTunes is needed to copy my music & video files overghost123uk on Linux wrote:(though a couple have lamented the lack of ability to use iTunes).
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Another success story. A lady, in her 70.s I guess, asked me if her old Dell tower PC was any use, or should she bin it and buy a new one. I looked at it in my workshop (= spare bedroom), maxed it out on RAM, fitted a half decent agp graphics card I had in my spares box (it was running of modest on-board graphics). I put LM17 (32 bit) on it and it performed fine, even BBC iPlayer and YouTube worked just fine. I took it back. The lady was not there, her husband was though, so I set it up and asked him if he would like a quick demo, "no" he said, "I never use computers, can't abide them". So I left basic instructions on paper re logging on and switching off etc. I went back a week later to check the lady was getting on OK, and to get paid. When I got there, the husband (who can't abide computers) was watching a Banjo performance on YouTube. I said jokingly "I thought you never used computers" and he replied "I never used to, but this one is so fast and so easy to use" The lady told me that she can hardly get him off it now She was very happy that she didn't have to fork out for a new one too.
A Linux computer is like a washing machine, you turn it on, do what you want, then turn it off. You don't need to know all about how a washing machine works inside to wash your cloths. With Linux, the end user doesn't need to know about hardware or software to use the Internet etc Hell, you even turn it off using the on / off button, there's magic