Purchase music from Amazon on your Linux machine
Nov 23, 2009, 15:03 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Oh sure you can purchase the CD, rip it, and copy it to your
device – but that is so '90s. If you want to keep up with the
times you need to be purchasing your music digitally. And if you
want to purchase your music digitally, there is one service that
fully supports the Linux operating system.
"Amazon.com not only has an outstanding collection of digital
downloads in their music section (as covered by Martin in his
insightful article "Amazon DRM Free MP3 Store"), they offer a
completely cross-platform tool to make this process simple. The
Amazon MP3 Downloader is a very simple (as well as required) tool
that enables you to purchase music from Amazon.com and use it at
your leisure. And since the files are DRM-free, you aren't limited
to putting them on one device and only one device. Instead you can
download your music, burn it on to CD, copy it to your device, copy
it to your friends device…what have you.
"But in order to take advantage of this service, you MUST have
the MP3 downloader installed. That's where this tutorial comes into
play. Here you will see how to install and use the Amazon MP3
Downloader on your Linux box."