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Apple's Windows apps 'not ready for Vista'

Apple tells PC users to hold off on Vista upgrade

None of Apple's Windows applications are yet compatible with Microsoft's Windows Vista OS (operating system), according to an Apple technical support document.

News that iTunes for Windows isn't yet ready for Microsoft's new OS emerged earlier this week, with Apple warning PC users to hold off on a Vista upgrade pending the release of updates.

Today's tech support document names a range of additional Windows applications from Apple that don't support the new OS.

These include: QuickTime, the iPod shuffle reset utility, Bonjour for Windows, AirPort for Windows, the iDisk utility, AppleWorks for Windows, and Apple Software Update for Windows. The stand-alone iPod updater for iTunes 6 for Windows also isn't ready for Vista.

No schedule for Vista compatibility has been given. Microsoft has said it has a team working with developers such as Apple to establish support for its new OS.


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