Well, 'nuff is never enough is it? I just uninstalled iTunes and good f*&^%[email protected]
riddance! I also uninstalled QuickTime 7 Pro while I was at it. I have quite a bit of music I purhcased through the iTunes store - about half of it has been burned to CD. Today I just thought "I'm never going to get around to burning this music, I never listen to it, and I don't care" and ripped iTunes out. Peripherally, I own a current licence for QuickTime Pro but realise that I don't use the Pro features and enough is enough. I am SICK AND TIRED TO DEATH of having to disable startup items everytime iTunes/Quicktime is installed and the icing on the cake for me was the recent inclusion of yet another frigging default service installing itself and running in the background when I updated iTunes. This is the "Apple Mobile Device Support" that was snuck in after the iPhone was released. Come on. I don't own and iPod (or an iPhone) and don't need Apple deciding that this memory hogging, useless services will be installed by default. How stupid do they think their user base is? How difficult is it to code in a radio button option on installation along the lines of "do you need iPhone support?" or "do you require iPod support?" etc. Also, if iTunes is smart enough to start services I don't need anyway when I start it up, why isn't it smart enough to shut them down when I exit it? Crap, crap, crap...
Anyway, I'm out the music and I'm out the $30 I paid a couple of years ago for QuickTime Pro but you know what? I feel like I just won the lottery. Reading back over this I should probably have posted it on the shitware boards
... but there it is.