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Recommendations increasing? Doubt it.
Authored by: zeusr on Jan 12, '06 05:10:47AM

The preference of "Show Links To The Music Store" is there there in the General preferences menu. Also, I used the hint (from somewhere, probably here) that switched the normal behaviour to have the arrows point to my library by default and need to option-click to have me sent to the store.

The Mini-Store was annoying in regards to screen real estate until I found how to disable it. But then I guess I'm already of the opinion that if you're on the net, you've given up any privacy...



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Recommendations increasing? Doubt it.
Authored by: jammjamm on Jan 12, '06 02:39:50PM

>> The preference of "Show Links To The Music Store" is there there in the General preferences menu.

Yes, but if you turn off the music store (Preferences > Parental (!) > Disable Music Store), these arrows disappear.

One of the great things about Apple was that they wrote software that does what I want, not what their marketers have figured out would be a good way for them to leverage against me in the future. iTunes played and ripped MP3s, there were no default AOL ad icons, MSN ads, MS Chat in the tray, updater tied to a particulat browser, etc.

Clearly that has now changed. Every Apple product now has tie-ins to other Apple products and services that are for sale. These aren't just "integrated" features, they are ads (or "suggestions to buy"). I for one don't like it.



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That's not just sad, it's short-sighted
Authored by: Blah on Jan 13, '06 01:14:30PM
But then I guess I'm already of the opinion that if you're on the net, you've given up any privacy...
This statement is sadly indicative of a number of ignorant people these days. You lose your privacy when you *choose* to lose your privacy. The issue is far more important than most young people think.

There is no need to use services which delve into your own personal private matters. Not only that, but when you do you hurt others as well because you allow these companies' "features" to continue instead of nipping them in the bud immediately. Sad, sad, sad....

Use the sites/features you desire, but do NOT resign yourself to losing your privacy!

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