The MacWorld Expo 2009is on at the moment, and yesterday was the keynote, which was interesting despite the absence of the turtle-necked wonder(get well soon Steve). By far the best news was that the entire iTunes library is going DRM-free by the end of March 09. As of yesterday, 80% of the songs are DRM-free, and the remaining 20% will have their DRM removed in the next 3 months. Apple have wanted to do this for a while of course, but the music labels have been dragging their feet - only EMI were willing to do DRM-free on iTunes before this.
I like iTunes- like many Apple products it does exactly what I want in a pretty and easy to use package. Sure, I may have to customise a bunch of options to make it rip CDs the way I want but on the whole it works swimmingly. I updated to iTunes 8 today, because I wanted to try out the new ‘Genius’ feature - the ability to generate playlists from both within your collection and also to suggest more that you don’t own yet.