Is Good Music Worth $2000

Apple just released iTunes 4 along with their new online music service, the first one (besides eMusic, which I love) that really makes sense – 99 cents a song and DRM that isn’t totally evil. The problem is, it is Mac only.

iTunes is the best music program I’ve seen, and it fits my needs perfectly, and I used to use it on my Mac desktop to catalog all of my music and play it, and all was well. But iTunes, of course, doesn’t work on my relatively new Linux desktop, and ever since I’ve gotten this box, I’ve had to struggle to find my music and listen to it.

Now this new service makes me want a Mac desktop even more…

I really like Linux, but music is a deal-breaker. But buying a new Mac desktop so recently after buying a new computer? That doesn’t really work either.