updated 04:30 pm EST, Tue February 8, 2005
Apple may not be in an operating system fight with MIcrosoft, but is heating up and Microsoft is challenging the dominance of iTunes by giving away a free download every day through Saturday. "he daily freebie will be limited to the one editorial pick from Microsoft's MSN Music staff members that they think will win a Grammy in the song's nominated genre. Of course, Mr. Softy isn't known for being the generous type. The five giveaways are being done to promote the fledgling service, and Microsoft is opening up the offer only to adults willing to pony up their credit card information." Fool.com says that Apple is also facing challenges on other fronts, including Napster, satellite radio upstarts XM and Sirius as well.