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I haven’t tried the Linux music player Amarok, but they just added Magnatune to it as a music store (I’m on Magnatune). Pretty cool:

Amarok continues to blast ahead with release 1.4.4. We’re thrilled to be able to take our long association with Magnatune to new heights with the addition of an integrated DRM-free music store with full-length mp3 previews. Magnatune’s “we are not evil” attitude guarantees that you can purchase awesome tunes and the artist receives half of the purchase price.

Also I should probably say I’m totally loving Ubuntu. I can’t imagine using it on my main desktop, but it’s been wonderful to me after some disasters at the hands of SuSE and plain ol’ Debian. The default brown theme needs to go though.

Posted on - October 31, 2006 [at] 3:37 pm by Brad
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8 Comments on this post

chronicon on Amarok and Magnatune
October 31, 2006 at 8:09 pm

Use KUBUNTU instead (Ubuntu with KDE). Enable at least the Universe (and Multiverse) repository option and go to town!

You’ll love it.

(I wouldn’t begin to consider Gnome a suitable desktop option either.)

chronicon on Amarok and Magnatune
October 31, 2006 at 8:10 pm

PS You can enable KDE on your current setup with apt-get install kde I believe. That or kde-core…

Brad on Amarok and Magnatune
October 31, 2006 at 9:39 pm

I pretty rarely hit the desktop in Ubuntu but I may have a shot at that when I’m bored and feel like screwing stuff up.

iago on Amarok and Magnatune
November 1, 2006 at 7:15 pm

You can also have a shot to this:

DE isn’t the most important for a musician :)

Nikolaj on Amarok and Magnatune
November 7, 2006 at 11:33 am

Hi Brad!

I’m the guy who did most of the work integrating the Magnatune store into Amarok. Since I got hooked on Magnatune partly by hearing some of you music on there, I guess you can take some of the credit for this new feature :-)

Keep up the good work!

– Nikolaj

Brad on Amarok and Magnatune
November 7, 2006 at 1:39 pm

Hey awesome, thanks Nikolaj!

John Buckman of Magnatune on Amarok and Magnatune
November 8, 2006 at 3:46 am

Amarok 1.4.4 is available for Kubuntu, and as it turns out, I’m in the process of downloading Kubuntu for my Mac/Intel box right now…

We’re seeing a nice sales blip thanks to Amarok!


FoxM on Amarok and Magnatune
July 16, 2009 at 11:30 am

Hey! I have amarok and I found your music on magnatune! it’s very good! I want to buy some albums from there and Out of it is on the waiting list (I have to recharge my credit card! hahaha)

Keep up the good work! And thanks for the spirit!

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