I really don't understand the good reputation that Apple enjoys as the sort of anti-Microsoft. iTunes and Quicktime are by far the most irritating and buggy programs that reside on my PC. Quicktime spams my screen about 20 times a day with a request to check for updates, most of the time returning an error or "the server is down" when I click OK. iTunes has just hung up yet again during an installation. That makes something like three versions in a row that has done that. When iTunes encounters a problem in installation, it leaves one's computer in this weird limbo where the installer refuses to run, saying that an installation is already in progress, but iTunes won't run either. I remember being in this limbo before, but I can't remember how I got out of it.