CNET News.com: Digital music company sings a new tune: Linux
Nov 21, 2000, 20:30 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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
"Although the move allows MusicMatch to expand its distribution
of digital content, the company still faces competition."