The Best Cloud Music Options for the Linux Desktop
Feb 08, 2012, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Most of the cloud services offer web-based playback that
generally works on Linux browsers ? Last.fm, Slacker, MOG, 8tracks,
Qriocity, etc. But generally does not mean always. Users have
reported trouble with Rdio, for example, even when using the same
version of Firefox that functions without incident on other OSes.
Consequently, if there is a standalone desktop application
available, your odds of getting uninterrupted playback are
A few of the streaming music services offer explicit support for
desktop Linux as a platform. Among the most prominent is Spotify,
whose Windows client can run on WINE under the hood, and who offers
a "preview" edition of a native Linux application.