iTunes Music Store
Today (that’s a lie; it was yesterday), the tooth fairy knocked on my door again. I said “heya tooth fairy, what’ve you been up to lately?” and the tooth fairy just stood there, smiling, happy, glimming even. Silent. Then, I knew something was gonna happen. I’d been here before.
She said: “Ronald, I’ve been doing something different lately. Do you want me to take you to this new world and show you the code that will rule your hard disk tomorrow?” and I said “sure, why not” and off we were.
And there we went off, to a computer, she showed me a dark terminal with a GNOME mountains background through the transparent background (yes, that’s slow). And she typed, magically, but it worked as if it was a P-4 2 GHz: “search Korn“, and output appeared. Free preview (~15sec), played back through GStreamer, $0.99 for the full song. This is not just a price. Those knowledgeable know what this means.
Apple iTunes Music Store accessible on your Linux box (with a shiny GNOME UI, of course). Coming soon.