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Peppermint: Ask and they deliver

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I wanted to post a quick update to that review, because things move fast in the new Linux distro world, and the Peppermint OS team is already moving on some of the relatively minor things I brought up.

Music player

I had mentioned the other day that I was a bit puzzled by the inclusion of Songbird as the native app for playing and organizing music, namely because support for that app has been discontinued for Linux, so it doesn’t have much of a future.

If you think about it, any time you use a Linux distro, what you are using is a collection of applications that are the preferred applications of the people who put it together. To me, it’s understandable and intuitive to expect something like Songbird in Peppermint, once I thought about it.

However, they definitely agreed that it seemed out of place once I brought it up, and let me know that Songbird was being replaced with Exaile.

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