This guide will teach you how to install iTunes in Ubuntu using the Wine emulator (Wine allows you to run many windows programs in Linux/Ubuntu). This is the easiest way to get iTunes in Ubuntu however it does have some restrictions for example you can’t “Sync to iPod” however almost everything else should function normally. So lets get started with installing iTunes in Ubuntu.
First lets start by installing Wine, you have a few options on how to accomplish this but lets go with one of the easiest two for now. My preferred method for installing software is to do it directly from the Terminal, you can do this by simply opening up a new Terminal and typing the following command.
Sudo apt-get install wine
The other method for installation is simply go to the Ubuntu Software Center and do a search for Wine, it will also install some dependencies. I highly recommend also installing MS Core Fonts but that is entirely up to you.
Now that you have Wine installed lets install iTunes on Ubuntu. Simply download iTunes from Apple and then go to your downloads folder and right click the installer, and go to permissions. Check the box allowing it to be executed and hit ok, the alternative option is to go into Terminal and CD to that directory and simply run “chmod 777+x *.exe” which will make all exe files executable.
All you have to do now is either double click the installer or right click and launch it like you would in Windows and it should install iTunes on Ubuntu.
I hope this tutorial helped you all, many more to come soon =)