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Amarok 2.0 Rocks the World

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After two years of intense development, Amarok 2 has become a reality! Some of the highlights that are included in the 2.0 release are a completely redesigned user interface, tight integration with online services such as Magnatune, Jamendo, MP3tunes, Last.fm and Shoutcast.

There is an overhauled scripting API and plugin support to allow better integration into Amarok. Much of the work has gone into migration from the KDE 3 to KDE 4 framework using core technologies such as Solid, Phonon, and Plasma.

Read more about the new release in the release announcement and start Amaroking!

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Native-Linux music player Amarok gets major overhaul

theregister.co.uk: Linux-native music player Amarok 2.0 was released today, sporting some big changes to the open-source iTunes alternative.

Amarok 2's user interface is a major overhaul of the Amarok 1.4x GUI, both aesthetically and functionally. It's also moved from the KDE 3 to KDE 4 framework to hook into the desktop environment's latest toys like Solid, Phonon, and Plasma.

"KDE4 brings many new technologies and design patterns, and we decided to use this opportunity to improve upon Amarok's original design," the Amarok team said today in the release announcement.

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