Apple iTunes - Using open source music program "Amarok". Result? Software does not annoy (and works much better than iTunes as well).
For Linux, Agreed. But when is Amarok going to work in Windows or with people's iPods? Oh. Never ?? So what alternateive choice does a person using windows have ?
Amarok actually works fine with most ipods and a Windows version is coming soon.
Windows Update - Using Genuine Linux Distro "Ubuntu". Result? No licensing restrictions, no DRM, no repeated system restarts, no service packs to fix the previous service pack, that fixed the previous service pack, that fixed months old critical bugs.
No repeated system restarts, but none ? What about when your kernel is updated ? What about VMWare needing to be recompiled once you HAVE rebooted ?
Of course you're going to reboot your system once in a while but it happens less often in Linux and it doesn't bug you as much as Windows with annyoing popups stealing the focus.