Many Apple programs fail to work in Vista

By Justin Mann on February 8, 2007, 4:57 PM
While many companies have been working hard the last year to port their applications to Vista and ensure compatibility, one particularly big company has not, it seems. That company is Apple. An interesting article over at ITWorld outlines a slew of programs from Apple that are simply non-functional or broken in Vista.

Some of the listed programs are QuickTime, Bonjour, AirPort, iDisk, AppleWorks and the iPod updater. A few years ago, it wouldn't have been that big of a deal – but the launch of the iPod and the increasing popularity of Macs for desktops has seen many people that are blending Apple and Microsoft products, so this is probably affecting quite a few people. Apple has warned PC users to hold off on a Vista upgrade for now if they rely on those programs. We heard just last week about the problems iTunes was having on Vista. Neither Apple or Microsoft is giving dates as to when fixes are expected.




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nathanskywalker said:
Seems that this article would contend the point:[url]http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877_1
-6156413.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=tr[/url][quote]Myth #7: Most old applications and peripherals won't work with VistaCirculating amongst the FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) being spread about Vista is the idea that upgrading will subject you to all kinds of application incompatibilities. Some programs made for XP, especially those that hook into the kernel, like antivirus programs and some system utilities, won't work with Vista. However, the majority of applications that run on XP will also run on Vista.[/quote]I'm inclined to believe techspot. ;)
sTharsdan said:
Who cares if apple apps don't run in Vista. I don't run a single one. I even have a quicktime player that is not apple. All my apps run just fine in Vista, even the old ones. Not a single issue.
Julio said:
Nathan, don't believe us just yet since this is a report that was not done by us in-house.I believe these news started with Apple telling their users not to upgrade to Vista "yet" because the OS was incompatible with their apps. Obviously Apple and Steve Jobs don't want Microsoft to look good with their OS launch, and that's just what they are trying to do.I'm running Vista RC2 and iTunes, Apple Updater and Quicktime work just fine, which leads me to believe the problem is not total (applies under certain scenarios only).And I will say it again, who should believe Apple nowadays with their stupid ads?
OUTLAWXXX said:
Ya this is a stunt by apple to get people frustrated over vista and possibly lose it and switch to apple, if nothing else it does make vista look bad when its really apples fault but whatever.
Soul Harvester said:
I'd just as soon use neither Vista nor Apple :P
atk spade said:
[b]Originally posted by Soul Harvester:[/b][quote]I'd just as soon use neither Vista nor Apple :P[/quote]I am with you on that one Soul Harvester :D
gooderguy said:
Its just all about the money these days. And as always, when big companies have billions of dollars, they only want one thing... billions more. If we only knew the real motivation behind those giants, we'd probably all be using Linux!
nathanskywalker said:
[b]Originally posted by Julio:[/b][quote]Nathan, don't believe us just yet since this is a report that was not done by us in-house.I believe these news started with Apple telling their users not to upgrade to Vista "yet" because the OS was incompatible with their apps. Obviously Apple and Steve Jobs don't want Microsoft to look good with their OS launch, and that's just what they are trying to do.I'm running Vista RC2 and iTunes, Apple Updater and Quicktime work just fine, which leads me to believe the problem is not total (applies under certain scenarios only).And I will say it again, who should believe Apple nowadays with their stupid ads?[/quote]Noted. ;)
geomguy said:
[b]Originally posted by Soul Harvester:[/b][quote]I'd just as soon use neither Vista nor Apple :P[/quote]Competition is good. Imagine where we'd be in any category (phone, computer, car, etc) without it...
XweAponX said:
This article, and many other like it all over the place, is more evidence that the best PC update anyone can to is to buy a MAC and put OSX in it.Simple, all Mac OS's have been designed wihtout command line interfaces. Vista and even XP are still extentions of MS Dos, with a fancy GUI attached.Someone posted here that they don't use Quicktime. I agree. But, I also do not use Windows Media Player and I convert all DRM content I aquire to simple MP3 or MPEG formats which can play in non-DRMed players.I do nto think I have used WMP since they had version 6.4.. Which is the only version of WMP I [i]do[/i] use.Hopefully, so many people will be disgusted with this crappy OS, that maybe MS will have to remove the crap, the overzealous protections they crammed into the POS/OS.
shl0791 said:
"Crappy OS" -have you even tried it? You're obviously a mac user.Command lines are great, if you know how to use them. However, you don't have to. YOu should try wmp 11, it's tons better than itunes.and yes, I have itunes on my pc, i don't like it. I actually prefer winamp over all the other players.
peas said:
[b]Originally posted by XweAponX:[/b][quote]Simple, all Mac OS's have been designed wihtout command line interfaces. Vista and even XP are still extentions of MS Dos, with a fancy GUI attached.[/quote]Another shining example of a clueless Mac Fanboy who buys into CrApple's marketing lies. OSX is built on UNIX. UNIX is 30+ years old and started out with only a COMMAND LINE INTERFACE. There were no fancy graphics back when it was created. So yes, OSX has a command line interface, you just don't know how to use it or get to it.I'm mostly agnostic when it comes to Macs & PCs. They are tools. What I find despicable is CrApple's track record of misleading advertising, dating all the way back to the 80's.
ThomasNews said:
It puts a new spin on those ads of Apple's where the Windows guy is being prepped for surgery the upgrade to Vista though ;)
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