tarasis wrote:MM is the only thing I miss from using Windows. iTunes really is a bit of a kitchen sink but its passable, though I'd still rather have MM.
Like many, I switched to Mac in the summer and run MM thru a VMware-Win7, works fine (with very occasional hangs). Like the rest of us I can't use iTunes due to lock-in and lack of features.
The thing is, all Mac software seems as bad as iTunes. All those Apple apps like iPhoto and iMovie have all the same drawbacks and mean you cannot share content or migrate content across platforms. In fact, it seems nothing works on a Mac UNLESS you use iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie; no FrotRow, no Apple TV, no iPhone, no iPad, etc. They all rely on each other. I.e. if you don't use iTunes & iPhoto you cannot add music or photos to your iMovies. So, my question is what do other iTunes-hating Mac users do? If you don't commit totally to Apple (iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie) your new expensive laptop is nothing more than a browser with barely credible email apps and very limited networking capability.
I don't want to hijack the tread with a Mac-moan, but iTunes/MM stopped me from trying a Mac, now i find I cannot use my Mac simply because I use MM for music. Even a Mac version of MM would not help. The underlying problems with Mac dependency on Apple software remains. I ask here because I am getting no help from Apple forums (they all honestly think iTunes, iPhoto and iMovie are top-end full-functionality software and don't understand the concept of consumer choice!).