Songbird Music Player Challenges iTunes With Major Update

29.03.2008 Music #Software

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Songbird, the open-source music player that makes finding music easy online, has been updated with new features and bug fixes.

The latest version, released Wednesday, is called developer's preview 0.5, but don't let the name fool you. Songbird has been stable for years, although it occasionally runs a bit slowly.

If you've been looking for a new way to listen to music on your computer, Songbird has a lot to recommend it. Unlike iTunes, which Songbird's developers have ridiculed as being too much like a spreadsheet, the program contains an unrestricted web browser for streaming and downloading tunes from music blogs and other sources, many of which are included as links or bookmarks within the program.