Archive for the ‘MS Windows’ Category
I frequently get asked if there is an easy way to move an iTunes library (files, playlists, ratings, and all) from a Windows machine to a Mac. My friend Kirk McElhearn has written it all down in this how-to at Macworld.
Bill Gates from his interview with Newsweek: “Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.”
AppleScript is a Macintosh-only technology. How do I make this any more apparent for Windows users who frequent the site?
Windows users will see this at the top of every page:
Yet I am frequently getting this type of email query (arrived today):
Doug – I’m sure you get way too many questions re: this great script [Make Bookmarkable], but I’m not sure how to begin to use it.
The downloaded zip file has 2 folders + three files. One folder and file are named _MACOSX, there folder and one file are named Make Bookmarkable v2.1 / AE, and the 3rd file is ._Makebookmarkable.
Is this script only for Macs? If not, what do I put into the iTunes Scripts folder?
Do I need to unzip the file or files first?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Here’s another, just arrived as I speak:
Hi Doug ?
I?m unable to locate home -> Library -> iTunes -> to load the script. I have Itunes v7.0.2 on a pc, is the script mac based?
I feel badly for the Windows people who write me. But I don’t know poop about the Windows version of iTunes; I haven’t touched a Windows computer since Citadel Communications/Providence “downsized” me four years ago.
So: how do I let Windows visitors know that this site can’t help them out? Do a “if (ereg(”^.+Windows.+”,($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'])))” and dump a warning window on them? How many Mac users dl stuff from their work computers and transfer to their Macs?