Spotify Linux app goes live
Jul 12, 2010, 16:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Online music streaming provider Spotify has announced
a native application for Linux operating systems. This is the first
time Spotify has released a Linux client, although some users have
previously reported being able to install the Windows application
using the Wine emulation environment.
"According to the blog post announcing the development, the app
contains most of the features of its Windows and Mac OS siblings.
However, playing local mp3 files is not supported, due to "issues
regarding decoding of local music on the Linux platform". Also, it
appears that displaying adverts has been problematic for the
developers, which unfortunately rules out the free-with-ads model
available on the other platforms."