iPOD running on Windows

By SuperCheetah
Apr 10, 2002
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  1. I know some of you guys have seen this, but here is proof that the iPOD does run on Windows using just one program. They tested this with a Soundblaster Audigy (knew I made a good investment with mine :) ).

    Could be a future invest for me if the price comes down a little...
  2. ToRN

    ToRN Newcomer, in training Posts: 189

    Wasn't that posted on the site some time ago? A company had developed software to up/download soft to an iPod.
  3. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 868

    Yeah it was, but this review actually shows it working with screenshots and all. It talks about the performance and specs of this setup. I thought it deserved its own thread.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    Says Apple would like to have kept it for themselves. Why???? By it being able to work on the windows platform that increases there potential customers enormously.
  5. SuperCheetah

    SuperCheetah Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 868

    My guess is to attract new customers to Apple. I think Steve Jobs is way to stuck up to allow for the iPod to be ported to Windows by Apple itself. Since it is his company's creation I guess he feels it should stay with his company.

    Jobs' pride is hurting right now because he is losing market share every year, so my guess is that this is a way to restore some of that lost pride.
  6. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    Apple is crazy to try and keep the iPod to themselves. Ive been following this Xplay software for awhile and if it really comes to the point that I can get almost all the functionality of the iPod on my PC, Im gonna buy one. I think alot of people will. On the flip side, there is no way that Im going to buy an Apple computer so I can have an iPod. The best thing Apple can do is implement iPod support into Quicktime and have PC users pay to upgrade to an iPod ready Quicktime version. This way apple gets the iPod sale plus the Quicktime upgrade cost. They better take the 40 bucks per person for the Quicktime upgrade because their not gonna get any new Apple users from the iPod.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,438   +282

    Really? I'm not sure they are losing market share every year. I haven't researched it - But I thought Apple was gaining market share recently.
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