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Jan 15, 2004, 09:06 AM
Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: Australia's Largest ISP, Telstra Bigpond , Launches 'Bigpond Music'. Australia Secound online music store - WMA/Windows only (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040115100611)

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Approved by Mudbug

Jan 15, 2004, 09:30 AM
Telstra is not particularly interested in the Mac OS. It took a teenager to write a log-in script for Mac users to be able to use Telstra as an ISP. He should be made G-G. Telstra finally got around to it.
The majority of Aussie companies are Mac unaware or if aware, have no idea even that OS X exists and it is no surprise that Telstra- consumer unfriendly as it is- would launch a Music Service (how many songs?) and that it would be WMA.
Telstra is the classic example of the unofficial MS "subsidiary." I hope the legal kinks get worked out soon with Apple and the music labels so iTunes can blow Telstra's tempest in a teacup away with hurricane power!

Jan 15, 2004, 03:41 PM
Interesting, you don't need any sort of crazy login scripts for Telstra in NZ. They've even got an OS X install guide (and one for OS 9), complete with screenshots, on their website!

Jan 15, 2004, 04:53 PM
Ah well.

The more competition the more who lose when Apple DESTROYS THEM ALL!

:D :D

Jan 15, 2004, 05:37 PM
I just tried buying something using Windows, and it says you have to be a resident of Australia :(

Jan 15, 2004, 10:35 PM
Everything from Telstra sucks ever since they were privatised. They have control over all the other phone companies and ISPs.

I wish Telstra would enable our local exchange for ADSL!