Can I install iTunes on a Librem 14 with PureOS? I would love to buy the computer but I need a computer with iTunes to sync with my iPod Classic so I can buy music, podcasts, and audiobooks on the iTunes library and import it to my iPod to listen to.
Its possible to run iTunes under wine.
I haven’t fully tested it, but Rhythmbox is capable of syncing an iPod for music and podcasts if you can’t get iTunes working.
How do you run Wine on the Librem 14?
You could go all in and buy a Librem5. Going forward purchase music like anything else you buy. Amazon and numerous others compete to sell you music. Apple likes a captive audience.
You can also use something like Crossover which directly supports and is a driving force in Wine improving. It simplifies the whole installation and setup process.
You could also just run a Windows VM for the express purpose of running iTunes.
But i think iTunes runs through Crossover (and thus Wine).
if you don’t know how to code and don’t plan to learn how to do so then one could say the same thing about being held captive by free-software or OSS … that is because while free-software DOES grant you the 4 digital freedoms you are still held energetically captive because computers still depend on electricity to be powered on … and that is (mostly) NOT free as in free beer …