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Microsoft CEO: iPod users steal music

“Speaking to an exclusive gathering of press in London on a number of issues, such as security, Steve Ballmer didn’t pass up the opportunity to take several digs at his company’s arch rival Apple. [...]

Billing Microsoft as the good guys and Apple the villains of the piece - at least as far as corporate America, rather than users, is concerned, Ballmer said: ‘We’ve had DRM in Windows for years. The most common format of music on an iPod is ‘stolen’.’”

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101

IMO, this is just a buz they create for their MSN music store. Almost everyone knows about iTMS already, so maybe any announcement as stupid as this would at least make the general public look at their online music store.

Posted by Just to create a buz? on October 6, 2004 at 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Quote: “Might we remind him that Windows only software like, um let’s see, Napster and Kazaa probably account for 95% of the stolen music in the world. What a hypocrit!”

You’re an idiot. The majority of pirated music occurs on Windows machines because Windows machines are the majority among home computers.

Posted by JL on October 7, 2004 at 5:51 AM (PDT)

103

Come on Apple, when are you going to release iTunes for Linux?!? I’m sick of using MS products… (And if you ask me why I don’t buy a Mac and use a Linux machine instead; I will, in February.)

I think that Bill is very sorry about not hinking about an HD based player before Steve, but someone should have told him that a brain is necessary to think!..

By the way, I have 6GB’s of music in my iPod, and none of them is stolen. I have payed hundreds of dollars for my music collection. Maybe I can sue Ballmer, just because he called me a thief…

Posted by iyiinsan on October 11, 2004 at 6:21 AM (PDT)

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hello does any one know how to take music from ur cd’s and put them onto an ipod shuffle without paying for it. please e-mail me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). thanks.

Posted by marshall on August 2, 2005 at 3:41 PM (PDT)

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