Apple has released a new Version 8.0 of the iTunes software. This version fixes bugs, and adds new features including Genius playlists, Tile view and HD content support.
According to a report from Fudzilla many are reporting problems with Itunes 8.0.
I'll copy & paste the report here:
There is evidence that Apple's digital jukebox breaks Microsoft Vista and creates a blue screen of death after punters connect their iPods and iPhones.
According to various forums the problem only seems to happen in Vista, although sometimes ITunes 8 causes CD/DVD drives to "disappear." The work around is to remove other USB devices, such as Webcams and printers and it would appear that ITunes 8 is incompatable with USB products from LogicTech and HP, as well as disk-burning software from Roxio.
Apple, of course, are denying everything or rather not commenting on any problems. However it is getting fairly clear that Itunes is getting a bit bloated and Apple needs to go for a total redesign rather than trying to add more things on with don’t work with other bits of it.
iTunes has always been a mixed bag for me. On one hand it's a convenient way of managing music, movies, iPhone apps, TV shows, etc., and on the other hand it's been a fat, bloated pig of an application. If you buy content from the iTunes store it's been a necessary evil for years and Apple, until now, has not seemed to bother with trying to make it faster and less clunky.
I've never had the misfortune of using it... But i guess whilst Apple has a kind of monopoly on this type of thing then I can't see it improving any time soon.