Tip: Using Spotify On Linux

Posted by MethodDan on Jul 17, 2009 12:05 PM EDT
Adventures In Open Source; By Dan Lynch
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Spotify is a free and legal service which gives you access to millions of songs. They achieve this by licensing the tracks from record companies in a similar way to radio stations, and they pay for it with advertising. When I first heard about it, like many others I couldn’t see what all the fuss was about. I also discovered there was no Linux version, so I pretty much gave up on it. That was until recently, when a friend was extoling it’s virtues to me so enthusiastically that I decided it warranted a second look. It turns out it’s pretty easy to install and configure with WINE on most Linux distributions. So I wanted to share with you how I did it, in the hope it might prove useful to others.

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