Downloading Itunes onto ubuntu

Discussion in 'Silicon (v)Alley' started by SmokeSquad, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. I have a ubuntu computer, i went to to download itunes onto my computer. but there isnt a version for ubunt on the options screen. does anybody know or where to find the right program?
  2. Well do you mean for itunes specifically, because from what i understand(i just installed ubuntu on my laptop the other day), there is no itunes version for ubuntu and you just have to use a different program. I haven't personally gotten around to setting up or listening to any music on there yet, but maybe this will steer your search into finding something that will work.
  3. use media monkey.

    and wtf is ubuntu?
  4. If im not mistaken, ubuntu 10.10 comes with a fantastic music program, but if you cant dig it you can google "10 itunes alternatives for linux" and click the first link. If you absolutely need itunes, i think older versions of it like 6 or 7 (if you can find a legit download) may work in Wine, but im not entirely sure.
  5. #6 FalconFour, Feb 8, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 8, 2011

    Linux is not Windows. You cannot use Windows programs in Linux, the same as you can't use Windows programs in Mac OS*.

    HOWEVER. You can use Linux *VERSIONS* of programs that are also available with Windows *versions*. So, for example, Azureus (now Vuze) is a "cross-platform" torrent client, that's available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. Same with Google Chrome and Firefox. They all have Linux versions available. If, however, the developer of the program (or, that is, the company/person/group that made the program) doesn't make a Linux version available, you have to find alternatives to that program. Other programs that are developed by different people, that perform the same function. In some cases it may be pretty complicated to set up, especially in Linux.

    Personally, the Linux version I prefer is called Windows. I just make Windows work the way I want it to work, and I don't have to deal with 90% of the headaches Linux users have to put up with ;)

    * - yes, there are "hacks" available to trick Windows programs into running on Linux and Mac OS, but the fact is, it's a hack, since those programs are expecting a Windows environment, and these "hacks" like Wine or Parallels need to basically put up a "windows backdrop" to convince it that it's really in a "windows world". Many more advanced applications, like iTunes, well... it could be said that they're "smart enough to see that it's just a backdrop" and not the real Windows world, so they freak out and don't work right. In reality it's much more complicated than that, but the short of it is, it works for simple programs, but not for something as complicated and embedded as iTunes. I'll eat my words if I'm wrong, though ;)
  6. I'm pretty sure you can use your ipod with rhythmbox which is the music program that comes with ubunut. There are also a few other options for ubuntu music players. I've never tried this but you may be able to use itunes on ubuntu using wine.

    I opted to dual boot when installing linux primarily because I didn't want to hassle with my ipod.
  7. Why do you want to use itunes anyway?
  8. it's awesome.

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