Our friends at Amarok released version 1.4.4 of their intuitive Linux media player this week, complete with a DRM free music store featuring Magnatune artists. The new release also includes a slew of other features, as well as under-the-hood improvements and bugfixes.
From Amarok: "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."
Fan reaction was immediate and enthusiasic. From one Magnatune supporter “I am an avid Linux user and anti-DRM. When the newest version of Amarok came out with built in support for Magnatune, I was curious. Within 5 minutes of upgrading my Amarok installation, I bought an album from you guys, and plan on purchasing more and will definitely be spreading the word about you guys (particularly my wife, she's addicted to iTunes). Keep up the good work!"
The reaction on digg.com has been positive as well. http://digg.com/linux_unix/Amarok_1_4_4_released_with_music_store
A lot of work went into the Amarok/Magnatune integration and it's really nice to be able to listen to our music easily inside the player, sort of like iTunes, except with the entire song (or album) playing.
posted 11/2/06 by Teresa Malango, Magnatune