YADA (Yet Another Download from Apple)

(SUSE Linux has a setup tool called YAST – which stands for Yet Another Setup Tool).

This morning I turned on my PC and iTunes told me that there was a new version available for download (v5.0.1). In the four and a half months since I bought my iPod, I’ve had to download no less than 4 new versions of iTunes (even the version shipped in the box with the iPod was out of date). What I don’t understand is why iTunes doesn’t have its own update mechanism as this is getting silly now with a 32MB download for what would seem to be a minor release (which is presumably what the upgrade from 5.0 to 5.0.1 is). Co me on Apple – save me from all this YADA (Yet Another Download from Apple) nonsense.

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  1. Just over two weeks on and I’ve just downloaded iTunes 6.0 – another 32MB download… when will Apple understand that I just want to download an update (not a whole new release)?

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