Out of curiosity, I installed the current release of Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" on my old "MacBookPro5,4" (MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009) ) .... and I am positively surprised.
I liked what I saw so much I am actually using
this installation right now
and doing work with it instead of reverting this MacBook Pro right back to using Linux (which was the OS I used on this MacBook Pro before I installed "El Capitan" ...). Not that anything is wrong with using Linux on this hardware (everything has always worked tip top under Linux!); it's just that this OS X installation does not annoy me as much as the previous versions did; things "just work" and the performance is very nice.
The biggest annoyance however turned out to be this one: iTunes
Holy Cheeses.... just play my damn music files, will ya!??? Nooope, you're not supposed to copy my files around and rename them (FFS!! Who thought this was a good idea!?). And nope, I don't want to pay you money for listening to free online radio stations!!? What happened to free
ShoutCast support!? Oh FFS....
Apple, seriously. How in the world were you able to screw this up!? iTunes used to be good
, it used to be the
standard when it came to music players.
Nope, not anymore it seems!?
Sure, I can configure a lot of things via the "Preferences"... but the point is: I should not have to
So I was looking for an alternative and found this one:https://getnightingale.com/Nightingale
does everything I'd want from a music player: It lets me listen to my music collection without moving any of my files around (sane defaults, yaay ...) and I can access free radio streams for free (wowza! no paying money to enjoy free stuff ...)
So if you happen to be a Mac user too and if you also happen to dislike iTunes for whatever reason ... maybe consider this alternative then? #nightingaleplayer #itunesfail #osx #mac