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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:12 am   
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I have my Arch Laptop now running Spotify, a pretty nice digital music service.
http://www.spotify.com/us/about/what/
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They have beta clients for Fedora/Ubuntu, but of course I use Arch :) I installed wine, and finally got it working. So far, so good.

I actually use my headphones at work about 6-7 hours a day, so being able to get this music service on my computer there, and access it from my home laptop, or my cell phone, is great. For $10 month, I can listen to just about anything I want to... cheaper than buying the cd's I normally would in a years time. I equate it to Netflix for movies...

Just wanted people to know, you CAN get it working on Linux :)

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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:12 am   
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How do you like Spotify so far?
I know a couple people with the "beta"/trial or whatever it is they're doing and I've heard mixed results. Although most of the complaints were just "I really like band XYZ but they don't have it on Spotify"

Rhapsody was kind of a flop, but so was just about everything Realmedia ever tried to do. However I've yet to figure out what competitive advantage Spotify really has - they both seem to have comparably sized media libraries (maybe spotify has more quality?) and similar terms of service. Is the "listen free for 10 hours / month" good enough for most people? That would last me 2-4 days depending on how interactive my current work projects are on any given day.


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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:16 pm   
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I actually paid for the $10/month service, unlimited. It appears that they use some sort of p2p type data stream (using some of your bandwidth to send...) ... just so you know. This doesn't concern me much, so I'll continue using it.

Personally, I love it. Very few artists are missing, almost everything i've searched for i've found, and then some.... Best audio service i've used so far.

Audio - Spotify
Movies - Netflix

I can use it on any android device I have easily, I also installed it on my hacked Nook Color. :D

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 PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:16 am   
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Saw Spotify maybe 15-24 months ago, they've grown nicely. Still, I have no pressing desire to have access to millions of songs which I'll never bother to listen to. Tried Pandora for a while, but traditional core genres aren't drawing my interests. Artist Server, Digitally Imported, maybe. Garage Band? Maybe not.

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