Napster was mentioned in the news last night, and the Corrs were
pictured in the Examiner the day before over the whole copyright issues
raised by swapping MP3s over the 'net.
To offset what those people have been saying here's a very interesting
Cringley article on the subject:
"This is an enormous and vital point. The PC industry is built on killer
...Napster is such a big killer app that the PROFITS on the sale of
Napster-related or inspired PC hardware and software were more than the
SALES of the very music industry Napster feeds on."
As for Linux Napster clients, gnapster has nice notification features
when tab areas (search/download/etc) update, but lopster appears to be
the most functional. Even has a very nice re-try feature that'll
download a file from someone else if the current download fails! Look
for both on http://freshmeat.net/
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