iTunes is an organizing/playing program. It owns nothing like a library does.
Jobs put one over on you.
I understand that itunes doesn't 'own' the library. when I connect my HD to my older itunes-containing mac, it shows up in the finder as 'itunes library'. my question is whether the newer macs, which no longer have itunes, will 'see' the library and I'll be able to play my files without having to do some major reconfiguring project.