Let's look at the process you need to follow to buy music, shall we?
- Register for an Ubuntu One account if you don't already have one.
- Confirm your e-mail address.
- Enable file-sync in Ubuntu One.
- Set up access to your computer for Ubuntu One.
- Open Rhythmbox.
- Go to the store and buy music.
- The music is sent directly to the Canonical servers.
- Wait for your music to be sync'ed to the Ubuntu One folder.
- It's been reported that Rhythmbox will automatically pick up the music from the Ubuntu One folder.
More importantly, I can't buy more than 2GB of music at a single time, less if my account already has files backed up. Worse, the 7Digital site doesn't tell me the size of the download, so I can't be sure whether I have space in my account or not. Sure, I can guess that the 320kbps MP3s come out to a little over 200MB, but that means I've got room for nine albums without paying Canonical $10 per month for more storage. What if I want to spend 160 pounds and buy the top twenty albums? I guess I'll be doing that in three shifts.
Canonical needs to change something. Maybe it shouldn't count Music Store purchases against your Ubuntu One total.
It all would have been easier if the "Ubuntu One Music Store" were just a link that opened the 7Digital (or ) page with a referral link and customers downloaded what they wanted from there. Over-engineering at its finest.