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I need an easy no spyware recommendation site for music.

by cherylpg / January 24, 2008 8:06 AM PST

I just cleaned up my laptop from getting a virus from a "trusted" site. I would like an easy site that is free and I do not have to install a bunch of programs for.
Is there such a place as a safe site??? I just want music to download to a MP3 player or burn to a CD... this always seems o complicated when I try. An easy one is what I need.
A DELL rep that helped me fix my laptop said to try shareaza. Never even heard of it!!


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by welrdelr / January 24, 2008 6:03 PM PST

Switch to Linux/GNU or a BSD and use aMule to share music, LAME and too/twoLAME to encode and decode and OpenDC for a decentralized connection.

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by John.Wilkinson / January 25, 2008 4:56 AM PST

-> Amazon and Cnet's own offer selections of free music, though most of it is from groups you may never have heard of before.
-> eMusic offers low-cost DRM-free music, but it's largely Indian and no-name groups.
-> SpiralFrog offers a large collection of big-name groups at no cost, instead being supported by site advertisements. The only catch is that you must download licenses once a month or your music will stop playing.
-> Aside from that, Walmart, Napster, Rhapsody, and iTunes are some of the most popular services with prices under $1 per song.

The difference is that the above are music sites/services where you can buy or subscribe to music. Shareaza is a P2P network where you're downloading songs from other people from around the world, which could potentially be pirated. Personally, I'd stick with the above options.


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