Monday, November 22, 2010

When you don't have an alternative to Microsoft Windows

After looking around for iTunes alternatives running under Linux, in the end I found out that Apple outdid themselves by forcing you to run iTunes, one way or another. Same goes for Ovi Suite by Nokia. Whenever I need to sync contacts between my N900 and iPod Touch, I have to do it on a Windows box, because sadly, there are no Linux ports to both softwares. The bigger question that comes to mind is, why there are no ports? I mean, the N900, Nokia's flagship that is running Maemo Linux, a Debian based Linux for the mobile devices and yet we cannot find a Debian based Ovi Suite. Until that puzzle is solved, I am forced to run a copy of Windows XP inside a VM. Till then I guess.

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