Using iTunes in Windows VM under Linux

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I’m thinking about switching from Windows to Linux when I get a new laptop. As far as I can tell, the only software I use that doesn’t run on Linux or have a Linux equivalent is iTunes.

Here are the tasks that I currently use iTunes for:

  • Syncing my iPhone a few times a week (for podcasts, keeping smart playlists up-to-date etc);
  • Downloading podcasts;
  • Using Home Sharing to sync purchases to another machine on my home network.

Would I still be able to perform these tasks using iTunes in a Windows VM?


I’ve never tested this personally, but I can tell you the VirtualBox claims support for networking and USB passthrough. You shouldn’t have any problems with it. You could always dual boot and try it out first, if you’re not sure.

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