Wednesday, June 09, 2010

iTunes Running Natively in Ubuntu Linux

We all know that iTunes is available for Windows and Mac only. So for Linux users, you have to have a workaround to run iTunes and sync your iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

Here is how to run iTunes by its own in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid:

  1. Install the closed sourced VirtualBox
  2. Create a Windows XP virtual machine
  3. Install iTunes and VirtualBox Guest additions
  4. Add iTunes to startup programs
  5. Run the virtual machine in "seamless mode"
  6. Now every time you want to run iTunes, run the virtual machine.