In a bid to help novice downloaders jump-start their digital-music collections, Universal Music Group is offering "curated" playlists to Dell PC buyers.
Starting at $25, selected bundles 50 or 100 DRM-free songs can be added while building a custom PC on Dell's Web site. The songs will come preloaded on the computer, ready to play as soon as it's booted up.
The music option is available only on the Inspiron 1525, Studio 15, and XPS 1535 laptops and Inspiron 530, 530s, Studio Desktop, and XPS 420 desktops. The XPS One and Dell Mini 9 netbook are … Read more
Hard-edged hip-hop veteran Freddie Foxxx remains one of the most respected and feared self-governing MCs in the game today. He's earned the right to stalk the rap world like a beat cop with a chip on his shoulder. If you step out of line, you'll be assailed by his rugged, street-smart rhymes. A guest appearance by the late Tupac adds extra meatiness to Foxxx's beefy boom-bap raps.
According to ThinkFree, its Netbook Edition offers a simplified user interface and compatibility with Microsoft Office 2007 files. Most importantly, the software is optimized for a small screen and features integration with ThinkFree's online service that allows users to collaborate with each other and synchronize documents on-the-go.
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Jean-Louis Gass?e, a general partner at Allegis Capital, penned an impressive guest editorial for CNET over the weekend, one that I highly encourage you to read. In it Gass?e walks through the difficulties Microsoft has in competing with 'free,' something that Mark Shuttleworth has been pointing out for years, Gass?e takes it a step further by suggesting how Microsoft will embrace free, without giving away the farm:
Microsoft's future business model will borrow from Apple and Google, it will have two components: proprietary devices and "universal" Cloud services. And like its models, it will … Read more