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[offtopic] Btw I'm excited that Amarok is a Linux application. It's much superior to anything I tried on Windows and I tried a few audio players. Having to use Windows regularly I did my best to find a player I would like. Finally I found... Amarok in Clementine reincarnation.[/offtopic]
I agree with that. For me, Amarok is simply the best audio player in comparison with all audio players I've tried in other platforms. Didn't know there was a Clementine version for Windows; I'll install it next time I boot Windows.
Windows 98?? Darn Newbies. Some of us started with the Commodore 64 midi player and piggybacked our own SID chips to get stereo.
You think that they are newbies...Until this thread, I've never heard of Winamp. My first computing experience was Windows ME on our family computer. I remember I would type a letter every week and mail it to my uncle in a nursing home until he died... there were [looks in the directory] ...wha? I kid you not, there are 128 typed letters in there. I didn't even know what binary was back then....wow.
Who would have thought that this forum would have lead me to discover that???
Back to WinME- I never remember having any problems with it... regardless of what people say, for a 8-to-10-year-old, it worked fine. But then again, we had dial-up, so I never touched the Internet until we got DSL during 8th grade.
When we got our XP desktop in 05 (which we still have and use), my dad copied over ALL of our files through two 512MB flash drives...and we had to reboot ME every time we unplugged
Wow, I really got off topic there...sorry
And to prove your point, I spend a lot time in the newbie forum
WTF? Do we have epidemic that kills good stuff now? Like recently Opera died now Winamp dies..who is next?
Not so fast! Winamp is definetly something we all remember but it doesn't mean we all started with it. For example before Winamp there was built-in Windows Media Player on Windows 98 and CD Player in Accessories..but after 2.x and 3. Winamp no longer was enjoyable so i can suggest move to others like Apollo(great but outdated so use only if have great sound system otherwise pick something freshier) or Aimp(this one is updated and does job much more elegant than Winamp).
Both are fantastic, although personally I've been using mplayer for a long time. It is hugely configurable, and supports everything from ladspa plugins to jack to the framebuffer.
Coming back to the original discussion, Winamp might come back, I mean, yes they've got to remove the "proprietary" code that AOL "owns", but the company that bought it will do something with it, rather than just close it down. They would have done better to just release the code as they did with Mozilla, but I don't think it would have mattered much. Sure, it plays mp3, but so does everything else.
I am more concerned about Opera. Decades of developing the Presto rendering engine, and they're just gonna call it quits? What's gonna happen to the code? Actually, they would have done better to release it as open source, but I doubt they will. For one, it still runs their opera mini transcoders (or does it?)
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