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Sunday, August 29, 2004 · 10:26 pm ·
“When Microsoft unveils its online music store later this week, the first song offered should be Dave Brubeck’s ‘t’s D
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Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 11:37 pm · Reply
*Yawn*…..did someone say something?
Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 11:41 pm · Reply
“Plays for Sure “
The first question I can think of that that might be answering is Will it play on my iPod? I am guessing that’s not the question they were hoping anyone would ask. What other question is suppossedly so ubiquitous that this slogan is answering? I don’t get it.
Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 11:52 pm · Reply
Apple’s solution is more proprietary than Microsoft’s.
What a laugh.
Apple has proprietary DRM on a standard audio codec. Microsoft has proprietary DRM on a proprietary audio codec. Apple’s DRMed codec is used by more buyers than any other by a long shot. By any metric, Microsoft is more proprietary than Apple.
Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 11:58 pm · Reply
Eric … a whif of desperation just passed…smell it?
Yeah, but we all have to be careful in discounting Microsoft’s solution. While I seriously doubt it will be as functional as Apple’s iTunes, I think we all realize now that quality doesn’t always dictate success.
As the summary aptly notes, Microsoft does have a lot of traffic. Whether we like the program or not, Windows Media Player has a lot of users. Internet Explorer often defaults to Microsoft owned websites, and most people don’t bother to change that. In the end, Microsoft still has a commanding lead on the computing market, and can very easily take a lead in the online music department.
On the bright side, Microsoft’s solution would probably hurt Real more than it will hurt Apple, so hopefully we can at least see that music store go by the wayside.
P.S. Is BuyMusic.com still around?
Monday, August 30, 2004 - 12:01 am · Reply
I’m so tired of windows taking other peoples ideas and making them their own (poorly I might add) maybe Bill Gates should shell out some of his billions and make something original.
Get a life microSOFT
Kill Bill vol 2
Monday, August 30, 2004 - 12:06 am · Reply
What people don’t understand is this.
PC people are cheap, Mac people have more money.
PC people steal software and download P2P music,
Mac people buy most of their music and software.
With iTunes on the PC, Apple has nailed the rich PC crowd already who would buy music in the first place.
Microsoft will eventually dominate because their Music Store will be integrated into Windows and preloaded on PC’s.
Newbies will use it first and expect that.
But the smart and rich crowd already have bought most of their music under iTunes.
Now with iTunes preloaded on every HP computer sold, that’s going to give M$ a slight headache.
It’s all about the OEM’s.
Mac OS X on X86 is a possibility through HP and IBM.
And once the domino’s start to fall, they keep on going and going and going and going and going and going…
Monday, August 30, 2004 - 12:37 am · Reply
IN honor of Microsoft opening their Music store, I suggest we all buy 3 songs from the iTunes Music Store. I sure will. heheheh
Monday, August 30, 2004 - 1:37 am · Reply
It seems Micros**t equates the music lovers to the relative ignorant Windows user who does not know s/he can do all the same on a Mac, without the hassles and with a better computing experience.
The music buyer goes for the iPod, not a cheapo alternative, otherwise the iPod would have collapsed under the price factor with the first MP3 ugly but at $60 player.
People buying music online mostly have iPods – just look at the iTMS weekly sold tracks – and those who are inclined to would rather get an iPod.
Who is the Micros**t target? iPod users on Windows? BZZZZZ, M$Store is not compatible: “Play for Sure”? NOT.
The rest of all players combined do not make for a third of iTMS market.
Monday, August 30, 2004 - 1:48 am · Reply
Music is one of those forms of entertainment where quality matters. People who buy music online want the best-sounding audio format and for now that is DRM AAC. Microsoft may compensate for this by increasing the kbs setting and dropping the price to less than US $0.99 per track.
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