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Journal Journal: Will an iPod killer ever succeed?

this is a great time for portable music. with microsoft and others getting into the ring, this can only be good for consumer prices to have more competition. however, even though iPod owners aren't that loyal, how is the average computer user expected to 'switch' from apple to anything else? for anyone who has had an iPod for any length of time, odds are their music is organized with iTunes and a percentage of their library has been purchased from the iTunes Music Store. what is it going to take to be able to play music i have purchased on any player i choose? perhaps the courts will have to decide.

will you be switching? will you be able to convert your library without breaking your DRM agreement and the law?

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