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__/ [ Jim Richardson ] on Sunday 26 February 2006 04:13 \__
> On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 00:37:22 -0600,
> Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 06:16:19 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> This digest corresponds to just 1-2 days.
>>> Rocky Mountain high for open source
>> Uses Windows for it's desktops, but they're "considering" a move to Linux
>> on the desktop. 5 Linux servers.
>>> Army Purchases 5 Linux Supercomputers for TI-06 Upgrades
>> Gee, another server story.
>>> Music download service targets Linux desktops, eases DRM
>> Hmm.. only seems to have a few thousand songs, and all of them are
>> "unsigned". Sorry.
> Erik's in danger of being renamed the Grinch..
> Can't let a positive note on Linux slide by without snide comments?
> Linux is growing Erik, by leaps and bounds, everywhere. You can try
> plugging your fingers in the dyke, but it's not going to work.
> Lots of songs, and I don't know what you mean by "unsigned"? can't mean
> that they are all from bands that have no record company contract,
> you'd be incorrect there.
Mandriva 2006 is bound to incorporate a music store very shortly if it hasn't
made it a reality already. Eye the news on that one.
As of 3 weeks ago, SongBird proof-of-concept is available for Windows and
will be ready for Linux (and OSX) within a couple of weeks. SongBird
incorporates on-line purchase of tunes and it is free Open Source software.
> <http://www.mindawn.com> is the actual website for the music download
> folks, here's one of their news items on the front page.
> "Frontiers Records Joins Mindawn
> Frontiers Records is a popular label located in Italy but servicing the
> world with rock, metal and progressive music releases. They have a huge
> music library that we are starting to load as of today, kicking off with
> their latest supergroup release "The Mob". Welcome to our world!...
> December 7, 2005 "
> So what exactly did you mean by "unsigned" Erik?
That said, AmaroK can be fed with as much music as trolls in this groups are
being fed with and regular get fed up with.
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