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Microsoft “aims to topple Apple” for digital tunes

“‘This will be the year downloadable music ... goes legitimate,’ says Dave Fester, general manager of Microsoft’s digital media division.

Those jumping on board the digital music bandwagon can thank Apple Computer for getting it rolling. Apple opened its iTunes online music store in April and was the first to let patrons download individual songs for 99 cents, without having to commit to a subscription service.

The software giant aims to topple Apple as the early market leader by spurring the growth of a cross section of digital music suppliers and device makers all using the Windows Media format, it says.

‘The best part about Windows Media is that it unlocks choice,’ Microsoft’s Fester says. “You can buy from the store or use the device that gives you the best experience.”“

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81

A Bomb,

You actually criticize people for doing EXACTLY what you do time and time again in every comment you make.  Kiddies without knowledge?  Read some of the comments you’ve posted above, all of them show that you are the one lacking knowledge and objectivity.

It is clear that you are a compulsive liar and probably some lonely person without friends.

Posted by Ipod for life on January 2, 2004 at 7:15 AM (PDT)

82

Gosh, I’m so popular! How great of you to continue focussing so much attention on me.

Look, there is a little thing called opinion. Sorry mine doesn’t jive with yours. Wouldn’t that make you feel better? Conform to the herd, eh? Isn’t that what you would like?

Don’t you have anything better to do with your time than dedicate yourself to my comments? Obviously not.

Posted by Atomic Bomb in Mid-Atlantic on January 2, 2004 at 7:25 AM (PDT)

83

ROFL!

MAC fans rallying against this loser!

Too funny!

Talk about losing face in front of everyone!

Posted by Apple stinks on January 2, 2004 at 7:54 PM (PDT)

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