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Banshee and Android Rock Together . . . Or Why Ubuntu Should Drop Rhythmbox

Jan 26, 2010, 06:04 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jack Deslippe for this link. ]

"To a Linux user like myself, an iPod is more or less a fancy paperweight; since Apple does not provide a version of iTunes for Linux. Yes, it sorta works in Wine and does work well in a VirtualBox… but, really, why bother? Even if there was an iTunes client for Linux, I probably wouldn't want to use it when there are already sleeker, faster and more complete media players for Linux available like Banshee, Songbird and Amarok. This doesn't mean I don't get a little jealous about the iPod/iTunes experience, though.

"Android users often ask if there is an iTunes like app for synching their music to their Android phone. The answer is yes – unlike the iPod, Android is an open platform and users can use any number of applications to sync their music collection to their phone, including simply dragging and dropping your music folder onto the android device. Drag and drop works well enough, but if you want to sync podcasts, playlists and album art to the device automatically, you need something a bit more sophisticated. Banshee does all of this for you and more."

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