The iTunes music store made its debut yesterday alongside the new iTunes 4 release. Having a Mac laptop (in addition to my Linux boxes), I decided to try the thing out. I’m impressed. Apple did a good job with the store, and I ended up buying some music (which I then burned to CDs for my car).
The tracks are in AAC instead of MP3, so it results in higher quality music. Also, many of the songs featured are from high-quality studio recordings and skip going to CD as an intermediate step.