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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

iTunes 7.1 for Windows Vista: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly


I was so excited that Apple was finally addressing Vista incompatibility issues in iTunes. So I downloaded iTunes 7.1, hoping for the best. Here's what I found:

The Coverflow feature in iTunes 7.1 sports a full-screen mode now, which is really nice looking.

iTunes 7.1 also supports the Apple TV, though it will be a few weeks, at least, before we can test that.

Though iTunes appears to sport Vista-style Minimize, Maximize/Restore, and Close window buttons, they're just fakes. They don't "light up" like real Vista buttons, no doubt because Apple is doing its own custom application rendering. Ah well.

After running iTunes 7.1 for the first time, you have to wait a long time while it updates your library. Then, when it completes, you'll discover that it deleted a bunch of your album art! WTF.

Ah well. At least there's some progress here.

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