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CNET News.com: Digital music company sings a new tune: Linux

Nov 21, 2000, 20:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"MusicMatch, which makes programs for creating and organizing digital music, released on Tuesday a beta version of its Jukebox software for Linux."

"San Diego, Calif.-based MusicMatch already had versions of Jukebox for computers running Windows and Macintosh operating systems. The beta, or test, version for the Linux open-source operating system can be downloaded from MusicMatch's Web site."

"The most popular use for Linux is on servers. But it is gradually gaining popularity as a desktop operating system as its user interfaces become simpler and more software becomes available. Other software, such as the RealNetworks player, already exists for creating and playing digital music MP3 files on Linux-based machines, but MusicMatch said it's the first to offer an all-in-one Linux package for creating, organizing and playing digital music."

"Although the move allows MusicMatch to expand its distribution of digital content, the company still faces competition."

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