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Don’t you just love iTunes not

For reasons mainly to do with a second interest after music/hi-fi, I’m often swapping computers and playing about. Nearly every application on this planet is easier to reinstall, without losing stuff, than iTunes.

I’ve just moved to the beta of Windows 7 because even in beta it’s more stable that Vista. To give it a fair chance I thought I should start with a clean install. Sorted everything out but bloody iTunes. Haven’t lost the apps for the iPhone but have lost all the music on the hard drive. Not the one I installed Win 7 on – I’m not that stupid yet, but a second drive used for miscellaneous data and iTunes.

Luckily the music is still on my iPhone but getting it back to my HD seems to be very difficult. I’ve done it before but that was when it seemed to be possible to tell the iPod it was a HD. Doesn’t seem possible with the iPhone.

I’m sure someone out there will tell me it’s easy. Hopefully.

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Is it Sad?

I was one of the couple of million who downloaded a beta of Windows 7 at the weekend.  Is it sad that I felt so compelled to try it out so long before it will be commercially available?
Suppose it shows I am more interested in computers than I thought I was.  I thought that computers had stopped being interesting and fun and had become boring.  I find all three major operating systems to be as bad as each other.  OS X Leopard somehow isn’t as good as Tiger. Windows XP is fine but it just looks and feels old.  Vista is great in parts but a dog in others.

So I’m hoping Windows 7 will be as stable and quick as XP but look good, feel good and not lock up as Vista does.

I have a HP 2133 Netbook on order on which to install Win 7.  More when DABS deliver.