Apple is Learning Lessons from Real

I installed the new version of iTunes recently and its amazing how many running services and background tasks Apple is installing:

  • Bonjour Service: a new network stack, not even marked as Apple
  • iPodService: I don't have an iPod, so don't make me run it?
  • iTunesHelper: Why do I need a helper when iTunes isn't running?
  • QuickTime:  Huh?  I thought it was a music player...maybe music in the MTV view of music.
  • qttask:  Luckily my Annoying Process Killer is doing its job and killing this.

Please make it stop.  Guess I could just uninstall iTunes...I only use it to buy music, never to listen to it (I think its a crap player).  If only MSN would get a library their size. I haven't tried with Vista yet, but I do hope that I get asked if an installer is installing anything into Run, RunOnce or into the SCM!  This is ridiculous...I can only imagine how many tasks are running on my mother's system!

Shawn Wildermuth
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