Songbird is the highly anticipated open source media player, utilizing the XUL and Mozilla platform to create a cross platform, internet enabled player. This could prove to be the ideal solution for those hacked off with Apple’s resource-hungry iTunes player, and a saving grace for those who still think Windows Media player is where it’s at. Indeed, from the screenshots alone, you’d be forgiven for thinking this is just an iTunes rip-off with bells on. However, our first impressions were positive, finding a more intuitive interface and greater flexibility with tagging. As with all first beta releases, there are plenty of bugs, but expect this to rapidly go from strength to strength now that the geeks have got their dirty mitts on it.
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