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jer1ch0
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:41 pm    Post subject: Napster Crap Reply with quote

It's a f****** disgrace that in this day and age, a site like Napster http://www.napster.com/ have this on their front page.
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System Requirements
PC only, Windows XP/2000, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 or higher, Windows Media Player 7.1 or higher, Internet connectivity


Even on a personal/family website this stuff is frowned upon.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:28 pm    Post subject: RE: Napster Crap Reply with quote

It is a commercial organisation. If they want to reduce the number of people they will take money from, who are we to argue?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably because their DRM will only work on windows Evil or Very Mad

What I don't get is how the US store's membership is $14.95, and the UK membership is 14.95! According to the exchange rate, 14.95 GBP = 26.44 USD, or 14.95 USD = 8.45 GBP ....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to International commerce... US companies that sell on both sides of the Atlantic have been using UKP1 = US$1 for years, regardless of the rates everybody else uses.
Some try to justify it by saying it's due to the higher cost of doing business over here - from experience, I can say that UK overheads are a little higher than US ones, but not by that much !
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm.. I tend to agree with you Nigel on that. Even napster.co.uk appears to be hosted in the US! Evil or Very Mad

And they wonder why people are still using limewire + torrent sites? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jer1ch0

If it makes you feel any better- I am using Napster through XP and in my opinion- its not worth using.

They charge at least 9.95 per month to use the service. Then you pay 0.79 for every track you "buy". You cannot save these tracks to your hard drive. They must be burned to disc.

When you burn to disk (in my experience) you get a nice runtime error which terminates the program. Am still awaiting a fix for this.

If you decide not to keep paying your 9.95 per month, the tracks that you have "bought" are deleted - you cannot keep them unless you have burned to disc, from what I can find out.

As you can probably tell I am a bit hacked off with them at the mo.

Are there any Linux friendly music download sites (legal!!) Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what youve said sounds like I should b glad I don't use napster. How can they get away with that because surely you have bought the track from them? effectively at least. HMV and Virgin have set up similar projects dont know much about them though so im not sure if you can use on Linux
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just had the response from the Napster "technical support" team.

I have to uninstall the program then re-install to fix the problem. Very helpful - I could have thought of that!!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have to uninstall the program then re-install to fix the problem.


Hehe isnt that true of every windoze program?
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linuxgirlie
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better than I get at work, whenever I need tech support for our SIMS server, (for those who don't know its a MIS by Captia) they just state have you restarted the server?!? (Yes, that SERVER, not SERVICE!) Its the first response they give you, so I just end up trying that first before contacting them.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to say whilst I was at sixth form I always wondered why the servers were being reset so frequently, guess that probably answers that 1!
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comcamel
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually no go into your kde browser and turn your identify to internet explorer, that may work...

actually that didn't work but just do a google search for napster - linux clients, or "napster linux" there are a few around and that may work.
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