PC World: Songbird: Open-Source iTunes Killer?
Feb 09, 2006, 22:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harry McCracken)
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"I'm not sure if anyone or anything can kill anything
music-related from Apple right now--or even give it a serious flesh
wound. But Songbird is a new open-source music player, built on
some of the same code as Firefox, that aims to change how people
think about online music. This Windows-based program is rather
iTunes-like in look, feel, and functionality. (Actually, it's
incredibly iTunes-like: Sometimes, imitation is the sincerest form
of open-source development.) But rather than hooking into one
online music source--Apple's iTunes Music Store--Songbird aims to
talk to lots and lots of them..."
A Firefox for Music?(Dec 22, 2005)