The Linux operating system is getting an official music store, developed by Ubuntu-maker Canonical. The store is integrated into the OS’ Rhythmbox music player, and is powered by 7Digital, offering a catalogue of more than four million MP3s. Downloads are also backed up in the Ubuntu One cloud storage service. The potential significance is that Ubuntu is preloaded on a number of netbooks, meaning that those devices will now offer digital music purchasing out of the box.

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