Archive for the ‘MS Windows’ Category

March 10 '10 - 10:42 am
Migrate Your iTunes From Windows to Mac

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.

February 2 '07 - 1:02 pm
Who Will Accept Gates’ Challenge?

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.”

January 11 '07 - 3:57 pm
AppleScripts Are Macintosh Only, Will Ya?

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?

*Sigh*

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?

Any thoughts?

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