Ubuntu 10.04 To Include Built-In MP3 Store

Looking to further its mission of making your software, and your media, free of restrictions, Ubuntu is bundling an Ubuntu One Music Store into 10.04, the next release of the Linux operating system due out in April.

The store uses 7Digital as its provider, likely due to its greater international availability than Amazon's own offering, and looks to be integrated into the Rhythmbox music player. (The Australian 7Digital site is, sadly, nothing to write home about.)

The Ubuntu One name implies a likely connection with the cloud-based file syncing service, and a blogger who came across a preview interface says each track purchased can be downloaded three times on different computers. Hit up his post for more screenshots and details, and tell us what you think of Ubuntu's move into the music market in the comments.

popey.com blog via Download Squad


Comments

    Great. Needed to be done - it makes Ubuntu a more polished and accessible product. Not that there weren't ways to do this already in Linux or Ubuntu specifically, but it just gives a more "hey...look at me, I can doo Apple-y things too" kind of credibility.

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