Napster Challenges iTunes

by SAMANTHA QUEEN · May 20, 2008

Napster, iTunesThroughout the years, I have come to deeply dislike Apple, primarily due to the flimsiness of the iPod and the coercive nature of the iTunes program. Thankfully, Napster has come to our rescue. Maybe. Sadly for us, Napster can do little to help our obsession with the ubiquitous iPod; but it can help us escape the shackles of the iTunes DRM. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you with Napster’s new MP3 store. Napster’s music store is the biggest in the world, with over 6 million titles to choose from.

So not only will your downloads be DRM-freer (i.e. not entirely transferable, but compatible with a whole range of devices), but the offerings will be plentiful. If only this news had come yesterday. We like good news on Mondays. Regardless, we’re happy to get word of more choices in life, no matter when it comes. Thank you, Napster.