[Gllug] Purchasing music online

Stephen Nelson-Smith sanelson at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 06:27:22 UTC 2009

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> wrote:
> On 1 Feb 2009, at 07:30, Stephen Nelson-Smith wrote:
>> Having recently been introduced to last.fm, I'm now finding music
>> online that I might like to have 'offline' copies of.  Is it possible
>> to purchase tracks from somewhere like iTunes, if one doesn't have the
>> iTunes application?  Or do I need a Windows VM?
> I point my browser at amazon.co.uk, play.com, whatever, and then wait
> a couple of days for the CD to turn up in the post. It's so cross-
> platform, it even works on my old CDTV.

I frequently find I want only a few tracks from a CD.  I also don't
have a large amount of storage space for CDs.  For things where I want
the whole CD, I agree, I usually buy the CD - then I can listen to it
in good quality, I can listen to it on my laptop, or from an iPod or
similar.  However in some cases I am only interested in one song - I'm
not going to buy the whole CD for one song.


Stephen Nelson-Smith
Technical Director
Atalanta Systems Ltd
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