In order to install iTunes on Linux, you first need to download and install WINE on your system. WINE has been designed to enable Windows software to work on Linux. Type the following in a terminal to download WINE.

sudo dpkg -i wine_0.9.45~winehq0~ubuntu~7.04-1_i386.deb

Once WINE is downloaded you need to configure it to the required options. To configure, open the terminal and type “winecfg”. Now follow the below mentioned steps:

1. Select Windows XP option from Application tab
2. Choose Autodetect in the Drivers tab
3. Under the Audio tab, check the ALSA Driver and uncheck the OSS Driver.
4. Now click OK to save the changes made.

Once WINE is configured you can easily download iTunes on Linux. iTunes 7.2, that is the latest version of iTunes, can be downloaded from here. Now, after downloading iTunes 7.2 go back to the terminal and type the following command:

wine iTunesSetup.exe

A welcome screen would appear once you type this. It will ask you to accept the iTunes license. Accept it and move on to the next step. The next step would be to select the installer options. Once you select the installer options, you will get a pop up, asking you for autorun. You must ensure that you do not click “Yes”, here. Select “No” under this. Once this is done, the file would get downloaded.
Now click on Finish.
With this you are done with the installation of iTunes on your Ubuntu. After installation, run the program by keying in the following command:

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/iTunes/iTunes.exe

You are now ready to use iTunes on your Linux.


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