The open source popular project Songbird (as well as others) is dropping Linux in favor of stronger Windows and Mac development. According to Songbird developers Pioneers of The Inevitable (POTI Inc.), they have limited resources and need to put focus where it makes the most sense.
If a canary's song serves as a warning to miners, what does a Songbird's flight say about FOSS? That was the question on many bloggers' minds in recent days, as news of open source iTunes clone Songbird's decision to drop Linux support made its away across the forums.
Testfreaks: "As we've mentioned earlier, Songbird has left the Linux flock and gone on to perceived greener open source pastures. But what are the Linux faithful to use to replace this one time music player gem that was heralded as the alternative to iTunes?"
Songbird, the open-source multimedia player that's built upon GStreamer and Mozilla Firefox's XULRunner, is no longer chirping a Linux-friendly tune. We have covered Songbird a few times at Phoronix since its initial release back in 2006, but now four years later they will stop officially maintaini...
Apple has a new way to load up your iTunes account with funds, and it makes use of Passbook – just hit the “Redeem” button in the iTunes Store and when you’re in an Apple Retail location, you can call up your iTunes Pass in Passbook and an Apple sales associate can scan it, take a payment via card or cash, and your iTunes balance will be updated right away.