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Daveway
Jan 27, 2005, 04:46 PM
I found this story at Cnet. Its nice to flash back and see how far we have come. Many people think Rio had the first player but actually another company beat them by a few months.

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6450_7-5622055-1.html?tag=cnetfd.sd

stoid
Jan 27, 2005, 05:02 PM
That's a fascinating article, makes me reminisce.

First had iTunes on a Performa 6320, Mac OS 8.6 with a 120 Mhz 603 processor and 32MB of RAM. It could run iTunes just fine, but only if you weren't doing anything else.

Lord Blackadder
Jan 27, 2005, 05:26 PM
I remember when 32MB players were top of the line. My friend had one of those early Rios, and he played MP3s on his 66MHz Powermac 6100 - It actually played them without skipping, although the sys reqs for Sound Jam said 100MHz PowerPC.

parrothead
Jan 27, 2005, 05:48 PM
I dont know if Liquid Audio songs were MP3s or not but they were the first digital media I played back before iTunes was around. Ah the good ole days with my 233 mhz powerbook.

sjpetry
Jan 27, 2005, 07:18 PM
It makes me love my iPod even more.

virividox
Jan 27, 2005, 08:49 PM
how far tech has gone!!!