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iTunes for Windoze

In a long-anticipated move, Apple has released the Windows version of iTunes. If you’re looking to rack up a few bucks on your credit card, it’s a much better buy than a triple froth-n-water from Starbucks.

In a long-anticipated move, Apple has released the Windows version of iTunes. The 19 MB download includes the digital music player that interfaces with the iTunes store, which Apple claims will have 400,000 songs by the end of October.

Initial thoughts? The store is easy. Quick account setup, easy purchase, fast downloads. If you’re looking to rack up a few bucks on your credit card, it’s a much better buy than a triple froth-n-water from Starbucks.

The music player itself is pretty solid. I’ve had a few glitches playing music over a network, and there’s a couple missing features that Winamp has had for years. Specifically, I wish the program had the ability to remain on top of windows even when it’s not in focus, or at least skinning capability. However, the crossfade works better than Winamp, and the default GUI is par for the course gorgeous. But why am I going on about this when you’ve already downloaded it? Forget Crapster and BuyMusic; this is the original flavor.