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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Microsoft fixes iPod bug on Vista

So you could look at this two ways, I guess. Either Microsoft is doing the right thing and working with a partner/"coop-etitor" and doing the right thing for customers. Or you could be ignorant and find a way to complain about Microsoft regardless of the good they're doing here. I choose the former: This is the right thing to do, and it should be applauded by users:
Today we're publishing at the Microsoft Download Center a recommended final compatibility update for users of Windows Vista and the Apple iPod; this same update will be automatically available via Windows Update on Tuesday 22 May. The release is for users worldwide and works with the latest version of Apple iTunes to correct an issue that caused some iPods to become corrupted when ejecting them using Windows Explorer or the "Safely Remove Hardware" function in the System Tray.

The long and short of it is this: Apple and Windows have partnered together to ensure a great experience in using Windows Vista with iTunes and the iPod, and both companies recommend you download this update.
Of course, this is Microsoft. So instead of calling this something simple like "the iPod Vista fix," it's called The Safely Remove Hardware feature and the Windows Explorer "Eject" command do not work correctly with an Apple iPod that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer. Sigh.

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