Winamp to release open source code

Way back in the Noughties, Winamp was my favourite music player. The code is for Windows, but may enable a native Linux version to be built.

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Big if true.

Winamp probably try to claw into mobile Spotify space, and gain visibility by releasing open source desktop version. Nice to see.

With Linux port of Winamp, it could be bringed up to LinuxMobile as well. With adblockers as needed. While Android and iPhone gets Winamp experience like Spotify rival.

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Having Winaimp on Linux would be great.

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It was responsive and customizable, I will give it that. That was the era of virus-ridden RealPlayer and the inconsistent I’ll-work-when-I-want-to Quicktime.
Also the era of Limewire and copious amounts of por–I mean good music.

Winamp stands out to me as about the only fond memory of any Win app I can remember. Loved those skins.

Open source you say…Did you know recently Win officially declared DOS non-proprietary and released to open source?

What up with that? Microsoft embracing open source…am I the only one uneasy about these gestures?

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Microsoft has developers working on the Linux kernel, and many other open source projects. Probably more do on their own time off the clock, such as the developer who found the xz backdoor couple months back…

Microsoft hasn’t open sourced all the DOS versions yet. 4.0 was a recent addition, but that was a horrible release in it’s day.

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we’ve moved past the honeymoon Embrace part and are well into the Extend part…there’s one more E… :eyes:

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FreeDOS exists for a long time now. Thanks for nothing MS.

Hey, that’s nice! Hoping it will be ported over to Linux too over time. Even though there are already quite a few audio players available, another one won’t be bad.

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It looks like I was over optimistic…

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