MusicGiants & Olive
According to Stereophile Olive Media Products will be announcing a new product at CES in January with a larger hard drive and 24 bit / 96 KHz playback capability. In addition Olive owners will be able to purchase music directly from MusicGiants using their Olive music server starting in the first quarter of 2008. In other MusicGiants news, Stereophile reports the site will be offering much more content originating from SACD and DVD-Audio
albums, downloadable as WMA or FLAC files. DRM-free music appears to be continuing its momentum and will allow MusicGiants to release even more content. Possibly the best news from MusicGiants is that their service is going to be available to Mac users in the near future. I have been debating on whether or not to bite the bullet and setup Windows Vista using Boot Camp on my Mac, but hopefully I won't need to with this development.