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“BuyMusic.com blocks Mac access”

Macminute reports that BuyMusic.com has blocked access to Mac users. The page starts to load then it’s redirected to the following message; “Thank you for visiting BuyMusic.com. In order to take full advantage of BuyMusic.com’s offerings you must be on a Windows Operating System using Internet Explorer version 5.0 or higher.”

Also noted is a tutorial by MacMerc.com to enable the Safari browser to act like Windows MSIE6.

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21

OK, I am still looking for this answer.  Can a WMA file with DRM be played on a Mac?  Nobody will answer this questions.

If the answer is Yes then I agree that BuyMusic is being silly blocking Mac users.

If the answer is No then they are just reducing their customer service problems by preventing people from buying music that THEY CAN’T PLAY.

Someone answer the friggin question.  Can you play files from BuyMusic on a Mac?

Posted by Andrew McDonald on July 26, 2003 at 7:41 AM (CDT)

22

Hehe, Tombertram has just proved many people’s points.  Dumbass and ignorant/fanatic MAC user who probably doesnt know jack about computers.

Posted by c4ret on July 26, 2003 at 9:55 AM (CDT)

23

Damn right c4ret. It sickens me.

Posted by Bob on July 26, 2003 at 10:30 AM (CDT)

24

Hm, I don’t see what the huge deal is, am I the only one that doesn’t care for online music stores?  I’d much rather find a 9.99 copy of an album in the store and rip it myself and whatever quality I desire, retaining a nice cd backup.  Not to mention, neither buymusic.com nor the itunes music store have the widest selection (for my tastes).
 
I’m a recent mac user, used pcs for a very long time, and am not a fanatic of either platform.  I just like the way my mac works.  So can we please stop the platform bashing? because we all know that their are intelligent and moronic users of both mac and windows.
 
(for the record, I also think the itunes store is much more professionally set up and more pleasing to browse, but that’s just my opinion)

Posted by ambika s on July 27, 2003 at 1:49 PM (CDT)

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