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Old 12-02-2016, 01:12 AM   #1
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Running itunes on Mint 64 bit?


Which software will run iTunes in linux Mint 64 bit? Need I simply use WINE?
 
Old 12-02-2016, 05:20 AM   #2
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See this article: https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-...-linux-1999251

Generally, your best bet is Wine with an extension package (playonlinux?). Apple does not (last I checked) make a Linux version, or plan on EVER supporting Linux. They took a LONG long time to support Windows, they really want everyone running Apple machine, phones, cars, and software only.
 
Old 12-03-2016, 06:43 PM   #3
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Which software will run iTunes in linux Mint 64 bit? Need I simply use WINE?
wine, if i remember correctly I could not get itunes to run in windows on VM. it most defiantly will not work on LINUX period.
 
Old 12-04-2016, 07:03 AM   #4
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Perhaps I should have asked this question first. Why do you want to run iTunes on Linux?


I had an iPhone 4 long ago, company phone and I was stuck with it. I used iTunes on Windows (company laptop) while I had it, but I was never so happy to get free of a set of software applications as when they moved me to an Android phone. Better phone, better software, a less stylish look but who sits and stares at they phone muttering "my pretty" anyway?
 
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AS far as I can tell iTunes only runs on Linux to the extent that it opens and you may be able to play some media -- in other words it's not possible to use it to work with an Apple device of any kind.
I did, in the past, run a Windows virtual machine in VirtualBox which allowed me to get my first-generation iPad to work (that's how long ago it was) and I suspect that a virtual machine will still work for that kind of thing if you use it correctly.
As wpeckham states: Apple want you to use Apple products only and pretty much refuses to let you use anything else. So if you have an iPhone buy a Mac or get rid of the iPhone.
 
Old 12-04-2016, 08:21 AM   #6
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Need I simply use WINE?
No. Virtualbox > full install of Windows > iTunes.

Done here.
 
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No. Virtualbox > full install of Windows > iTunes.

Done here.
I have to agree that this would work. It does require an additional Windows license, which is not cheap. I wonder how long before ReactOS will support iTunes?
 
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No. Virtualbox > full install of Windows > iTunes.

Done here.
ITunes in windows in VM , will not work, they locked it down. I have already tried this a year ago, at least. I set up my usb ports to been see in VM but ITunes is against anything LINUX.
 
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ITunes in windows in VM , will not work, they locked it down. I have already tried this a year ago, at least. I set up my usb ports to been see in VM but ITunes is against anything LINUX.
If that is indeed the case (and I see NO reason to doubt) then I suggest you use something else.
The only thing that itunes does that provides ANY real value that other tools do as well or better is talk to apple devices. I liked the APPLE-II back in the day, but everywhere they have taken the company since the LISA offends me, and this is a prime example. They must have had to go OUT OF THEIR WAY to try to offend every Linux user on the planet, and in fact every user of virtualization on the desktop. Why fight that?

Silly little fruity machines are nothing but trouble anyway. (Consider this grumbled in my "grumpy old man" mumble.)

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