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Old 03-10-2015, 12:40 PM   #1
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iTunes on Linux?


Can I run install iTunes on Linux?
 
Old 03-10-2015, 02:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!
Linux what?

http://askubuntu.com/questions/452743/installing-itunes
 
Old 03-10-2015, 05:03 PM   #3
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Can I run install iTunes on Linux?
Hi...

Likewise, welcome to the forum

Natively? No. There is no version for Linux. However, as the help page that Habitual linked to mentioned, it may be possible under a program called "Wine." In case it doesn't, you can also try "Play on Linux." Please see here. Be sure that iTunes's EULA allows for this, though.

Regards...

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Old 03-11-2015, 09:04 AM   #4
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If i remember correctly wine does not have hardware detection or something so even though it is possible to get itunes to work, syncing will likely not work as smoothly. The only way i have been able to sync my iphone through linux is by doing so through Windows on Virtual Box.

Good luck.
 
Old 03-11-2015, 09:32 AM   #5
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Apple makes it very hard to use iJunk with Linux. You're much better off just getting an Android.
 
Old 03-11-2015, 10:09 AM   #6
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When an Andorid phone the same size as the iphone 4s is made that isn't sluggish and crap, i will likely do that.
 
Old 03-11-2015, 10:26 AM   #7
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Hmm...iTunes was created and is maintained by Apple.

The right place would to be ask them.
The answer will almost certainly be along the lines of,
"No support for Linux and none is planned in the future"

But another (mention paying if you do) customer contacting them can't hurt.
I dislike iTunes for many reasons, but they're a for-profit company,
so threatening to walk away with your money is generally the way to get things your way.
Or you know, at least their attention.
 
Old 03-11-2015, 11:34 AM   #8
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There is a small Linux package called iTunesU which allows you to download various free University video material.

Trying to load iTunes (music) is a waste of time (and space).
 
Old 03-11-2015, 12:14 PM   #9
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fyi. this is related:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7/#post5156269
 
Old 03-11-2015, 12:38 PM   #10
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If you only want to sync an ipod you can use gtkpod
 
Old 03-11-2015, 02:03 PM   #11
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The last time I tried to run iTunes (for someone else!) in wine it was unsusable. That was on Linux Mint 13 though, so things might have changed.
That said, I would seriously consider getting rid of such dependencies. Ever since I started to use Linux (which was back in 2009) I followed the strategy of finding alternatives for things that are poorly supported on Linux. Getting rid of such dependencies will often help you to discover new things which may turn out even better, but at least more flexible than what you were used to before.

If, as a Linux user, you stubbornly insist on continuing to use soft- and hardware you started using on Windows and / or Apple systems you are in for a world of frustration and pain.
By now I have replaced all my hardware with stuff that plays nice with Linux and have cut all dependencies of Windows software, with one single exception: The German online tax declaration software. So once every year I start a Windows VM for my tax declaration. And I gotta say I never looked back.
 
Old 03-13-2015, 01:06 PM   #12
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Can I run install iTunes on Linux?
I dont think you can
 
Old 03-13-2015, 01:22 PM   #13
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yes you can it's called rhythmbox
 
Old 03-15-2015, 12:51 PM   #14
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I've never managed to get iTunes working as far as synching with a device goes -- it did, sort of, run under Play On Linux but did so sluggishly and was virtually unusable. I used a Windows VM to connect to my iPad and it worked fine. However, I've not been able to get iTunes to run in a Windows 10 VM, for some reason, and that's the only version of Windows I could get free from MS.
 
Old 03-15-2015, 02:12 PM   #15
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Can I run install iTunes on Linux?
Yes, itunes can be installed in linux by using wine. However it may NOT work or function properly as well in a windows or mac environment.

If Apple were linux friendly I would have bought their iphones and iPads over Android. Let's face it, some companiess are just bias towards linux and yet, Apple is using a unix-like operating system called Darwin on their products. Go figure!

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