iTunes 11 Is Here. And It’s Different. Good.

I have a spare computer in my studio that’s now running Windows 8 and it’s driving me crazy.  Yes, there are cool aspects to the new interface, but what dummy decided that removing the Start button was a good idea?  And why do you have to go through so many clicks just to shut the damn thing off.

I was thinking about Windows 8 when I hit the “download” button for the new version of iTunes.  I haven’t been happy with its bloated, kludgey design for the last few iterations, so I was skeptical about any so-called “improvements” might come with v11.

Like anything, there’s a bit of a learning curve.  But now that I get it, there’s no going back.  This MUCH better.

Read reviews of iTunes 11 here and here.  Then download it.  You’ll be fine.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “iTunes 11 Is Here. And It’s Different. Good.

  • November 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Uhmmm…. Those reviews don't exactly sell it Alan. Perhaps you can tell us what you find to be worth the upgrade.


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