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**Not Quite Web 2.0**

Songbird Crashed My Box (the un-review of Songbird)

Monday, February 20, 2006

Songbird crashed my XP box three times all in under 5 minutes so I am unable to do a complete review of this 'newly' released, Firefox based Internet music player. To their credit, the application looks slick, offers a ton of choices on where to go to listen to streaming music, plays formats ranging from MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, WMA and more. However, browsing from one site to the next you do feel a somewhat lagging downtime. I am hesitant to give this a try on my linux box, although this application does support non Windows users. Make no mistake, this is a not an iTunes replacement and although I do not use iTunes (due to DRM issues-- wish JHymn still worked!), I still strongly urge you to use iTunes over Songbird at this time. Until the good folks working behind Songbird flatten the bugs, speed up browsing and make the interface smoother, I say wait on this app.

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