Following in the footsteps of Napster, RealMedia and so many others, Microsoft will offer a subscription download music service. The provision of this service is an attempt on Microsoft's part to claw back some of the ground lost between it and Appleā€™s iTunes service, and will allow people to download unlimited tracks on a monthly basis for one set fee to be played on a number of different media systems. These media systems will probably wind up including the Xbox 360.