Penn State launches Napster music service - 100,000 download...

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    I wonder what percentage of that 100,000 was streams and what was downloads? I bet it was easily 10:1 (stream:download).
     
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    Do they have choice?
    No, the college makes them pay for a service they don't even want.

    me/ hoping the blue cat dies in the next 12 months or so.
     
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    Not only that (not having a choice) but it DOESN'T WORK ON MAC (you have to get virtual pc, as if I would even want to use it anyways, I've got the iTMS) and ALSO...apparently they've installed some new firewalls over break and block a lot more ports thus preventing us from using Kazza (and similar apps) forcing us into Napster, though I have yet to test this.
     
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    not really eyeluvmyimac i loaded poisoned and it works fine
     
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    ok awesome, i didnt think it would actually work (the blocking) at least not for us mac'cers

    thanks for the heads up
     
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    This hasn't spread to branch campuses yet Tim....the only thing I will use this for though is streaming a song to see if I like it and then buying it from ITMS....if I even use it at all....since I've got my Macs my PC has been a red headed step child who only sometimes gets a look from Remote Desktop Connection.
     
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    Streaming and downloads? Using those numbers together is when stats=lies

    I love when people (Real etc.) claim a streaming service dominates music because of the number of songs people listen to. Streaming is like radio!

    Better count every time someone LISTENS to a download from iTMS then... which unlike streaming, will remain free forever.
     
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    Cool I subimitted this.

    Yeah we'll never know what was streams and waht was downloads. I'm pretty sure people at penn don't like the fact they can't use that store with their ipod.

    Oh yeah i made a mistake submitting this. I put it under hardware...which it isn't funny that they didn't fix that.
     
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    It sounds like a good idea in context... but only 100000 songs, where is this 500000 Napster claims to have?
     

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