The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 December 2006

We don't need no stinkin' bundle

Hmmm. I was installing QuickTime on a new box this morning, and apparently — as of 7.1.3, anyway — Apple no longer requires you to download iTunes to obtain QuickTime.

It wasn't a big deal, unless you were on a dialup and had to get those extra 20 megabytes or so, and I'd never had any trouble removing iTunes from a box where only QT was desired, but at least Apple seems to be paying attention to our cries in the wilderness.

(This was for a work box. At home I run both iTunes and — dare I say it? — QuickTime Pro.)

Posted at 8:24 AM to Fileophile , PEBKAC

I wonder if this is related to the increasing profile of Quicktime Alternative, with which you can bypass installing QT altogether.

Posted by: R. Alex at 6:52 PM on 27 December 2006