My son’s favorite jokes are two knock-knock jokes.

Who’s there?
Ah who?
Bless you

Who’s there?
Boo who?
Why are you crying?

Can iTunes run on Linux?

I’ve gotten hooked on iTunes mainly for the online music store. I’ve been using Fedora Core 1 as my OS of choice at home and want to continue to use iTunes to purchase and burn (purchased) music.
So here are some thoughts and possible solutions to this problem.

1. Run iTunes in WINE and hope it works
2. Use a Virtual Machine like TwoOSTwo or VMWare which requires a copy of Windoze (which I have).

Has anyone tried to get iTunes to run on Linux? I’d like to hear your experiences. Please refrain from suggesting things like “Use Rythymbox”, “XMMS works great”, I know this already. But try and buy music from iTunes Music Store using those applications.

OS/2's Workplace Shell resurrected in GNOME 2.6

After reading Sayamindu Dasgupta article Diving Into GNOME 2.5 – A Preview of GNOME 2.6, I noticed many of the features of Nautilus in GNOME 2.6 are a lot like the Workplace Shell (WPS) in OS/2 Warp or eComStation. The object-oriented nature is what made the Workplace Shell so powerful and the one reason I kept my OS/2 Warp 4 running for almost 8 years (I retired it back in early 2003 for Red Hat Linux). This is feature I’ve been waiting for. I’ve always missed the ease of use of the WPS.

I can’t wait for Fedora Core 2 with Kernel 2.6 & GNOME 2.6.