iTunes on Ubuntu? Here’s how you get it running
Apple hasn’t been too kind to open source users by not releasing a Linux / Unix variant of its popular iTunes software. But, if you do want to have one working on Ubuntu, you can use an emulation software like PlayOnLinux to do so.
PlayOnLinux is basically a graphical tool that allows Linux users to run windows-based applications on their Linux boxes. The software provides wrapper shell scripts with a .pol filename extension which specify the configuration of Wine needed in order to install and run a particular application. You can consider PlayonLinux as a graphical frontend for Wine.
To install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu follow the below steps:
parityportal@localhost:~$ sudo wget -q "http://deb. playonlinux.com /public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add –
Step 2: Add playonlinux repository
parityportal@localhost:~$ sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/ playonlinux_precise.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
parityportal@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get update
parityportal@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux
In case you get an error, carry out step 5 otherwise skip to step 6
parityportal@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install curl p7zip-full p7zip-rar
parityportal@localhost:~$ sudo playonlinux
Step 6 would invoke PlayOnLinux and you are ready to carry out installation of iTunes on Ubuntu.
iTunes on Ubuntu
Step 1: Download iTunes from Apple website.
Step 5: Click on Finish, agree to iTunes Software license and you are ready to roll.