Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 13th Jul 2010 08:09 UTC, submitted by zegenie
OSNews, Generic OSes Spotify has made a (Qt-based, but with extra gnome-support package) Linux client available for download. The client is available only to premium subscribers - reported to be because they haven't found a reliable way to show ads yet. It also doesn't support local file playback yet, but then this port was built "during hack days and late nights".
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by bitwelder on Wed 14th Jul 2010 10:33 UTC
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Probably because a .deb installs only if certain checked requirements are satisfied. Providing a .tar.gz that 'should' work anywhere means for the company to expect a rise in the number of support requests for various installation problems.

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