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News.com Daily Podcast: Final bow for Windows XP

iTunes' new competitors, and Windows XP takes its final bow.

iTunes has dominated the music distributing market, but three new services are hoping to make a name for themselves. Verizon Wireless and Rhapsody are pairing up to offer DRM-free music through Verizon's V-Cast store. Also, clothing store Hot Topic will start its music subscription and band apparel service through ShockHound. And Project Red, a charity foundation, will deliver music to subscribers and donate half the proceeds to charity.

Plus, Monday marks the last day for broad sales of Windows XP. CNET News.com reporter Ina Fried talks with Leslie Katz about what it means Windows users.


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