Oh, that’s right. No need to adjust your set. What you see above is Windows XP running in a little window on Ubuntu 8.10. And yes, that’s iTunes running in XP. If you squint, you can just barely make out the words up there at the top of iTunes: “iPhone sync is complete.” Oh, yes. I have successfully synced (sunk?) my iPhone within booting into Windows. The key piece of magic to do this is VirtualBox (PUEL, not OSE).
Next? Let’s see if I can completely rid my computer of the beast-that-is-Vista.