How to download iTunes in Linux Ubuntu

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How to download iTunes in Linux Ubuntu
You can run iTunes in Linux Ubuntu by using a program called "Wine." (Chad Baker/Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

iTunes is an application manufactured and configured by Apple to run on Windows and Mac operating systems. If you use the Linux Ubuntu operating system, there is a way to run iTunes using two programs called "Wine" and "PlayOnLinux" which both allow the use of Windows software.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Open the Ubuntu Software Center. If you do not have it already installed, enter "Ubuntu Software Center" into your search field, download and install it.

  2. 2

    Enter "Wine" in the search bar located in the top right hand corner of Ubuntu Software Center and hit "Enter." Download and Install the two Wine items and the "PlayOnLinux" application.

  3. 3

    Open your "Applications" tab. Scroll down to "Games" and select "PlayOnLinux" from the menu.

  4. 4

    Download iTunes from the Apple website (see Resources). Click the "Install" icon in PlayOnLinux and under the "Multimedia" category, select "iTunes." Click "Apply."

  5. 5

    Select "Forward," then "Browse" when prompted for your iTunes exe. file. and locate it from your computer. Click "Forward" and you will be presented with the installation wizard for iTunes.

  6. 6

    Accept the license and follow the onscreen instructions. Select "No" when asked if you wish to autorun and if you do not wish to make iTunes your default media player, untick the box when prompted. Allow the installation of iTunes to complete.

  7. 7

    Run Wine from your Applications menu. Scroll across to "Programs" and then select "iTunes."

Tips and warnings

  • If the latest version of iTunes is buggy when running in Linux Ubuntu, try downloading an older version such as v.7.

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