“I had my first go at paying to download music the other day and it left much to be desired. I didn’t even look at Roxio because after I wrote about its earnings, I was warned that its software was intrusive. Then, I eliminated RealNetworks’ Rhapsody and Time Warner’s AOL because they both required that customers buy a subscription for the privilege of paying them again to download songs,” Mark Mahorney writes for The Motley Fool.
“Both Sony’s Connect and Apple’s iTunes required that I download software, but with Sony, as far as I could tell, I had to download the software before I could even see what music it had to offer,” Mahorney writes. “With the choices narrowed down to iTunes, Buy.com, and Wal-Mart… I went with Wal-Mart to save a buck, and I got what I paid for. Per the service, I had to read the help files in Microsoft’s Media Player to burn