iTunes worked perfectly with Vista Beta 2, RC1 and RC2. Microsoft broke it and I don't believe it was accidental. They were shamed when it was discovered that Zune didn't work under Vista, even the RTM release, and they retaliated by breaking iTunes.
With Boot Camp you'll be able use any version of Vista on an Intel Mac. However if you want to run it as a virtual machine then you'll need Vista Business or above and run it without Aero. Or you can use XP. I have an unused XP license which I'll use when I get an Apple laptop in the spring. I'm not sure yet if I'll dual boot or run XP under virtualization.
Did you read about Otellini taking a whack at Microsoft at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference in San Francisco? The odious Ballmer must be livid. Schadenfreude feels sooo gooooood. link
apple susx! iTunes should work with vista - Steve jobs is sticking it to everyone who bought an iPOD - write your congressman!
apple has a near monopoly on tunes and microsoft has a near monopoly on the os - what we get is no play or plug and pray!
why i hate apple: its os is proprietary.
please post your pro's or con's
Good grief, if you don't like what's happening, use something else. And why would Steve Jobs want to "stick" anything to a customer of his? That makes no sense whatsoever.
So you hate companies who make proprietary systems? Guess you'll be switching operating systems soon. While you're at it, better ditch all of your peripherals as they have proprietary firmware, and don't forget that processor. It has proprietary microcode. At this point, I would drag out the pen and paper, as that's about the least proprietary "laptop" you're going to find.
I'm actually looking forward to the Vista compatible iTunes. Hopefully it'll use the new black glass interface that's coming with Leopard. Apple has a Core Animation demo up on their site. Check it out.