MobileMe Control Panel for Windows Now Separate Download

A while back we mentioned how Apple's slipping in of the MobileMe Control Panel was earning the rightful ire of Windows users. Well, it seems Apple has gotten the message, and their news blog now reports:

If you already have the MobileMe Control Panel for Windows installed, upgrading to the latest version of iTunes (iTunes 8 was released on 9/9/08) will automatically update the control panel as well. But If the control panel is not already there, iTunes will not automatically install it. Also, the control panel will appear as an optional download whenever you run Apple Software Update on Windows.

Would that all supposedly bad guy monopolists Dr. Evil types responded to consumer push back so appropriately, eh Paul? Eh Dan? Eh Shill #3 making that post in the background for no reason?

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MobileMe Control Panel for Windows Now Separate Download


Yeah! I have wanted this for the exact opposite reason most people have. Most people were upset because they didn't want MobileMe when they installed iTunes. I didn't want iTunes everywhere I wanted MobileMe.

Oops. I spoke too soon. Even though they are separate installs, MobileMe still requires iTunes.

I don't know if it connected to MobileMe or not, but since I downloaded Itunes 9.1 and the required MobileMe I have not been able to sync any of my Audiobooks with my Ipod.
They're still on Itunes and on my external disc drive, but when trying to sync Itunes just stops as soon as I click on the Books tab.
Are we mortals now going to be required to subscribe to Mobileme? What if we don't want to be part of the Appleborg?