Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Jul 2012 23:06 UTC
In the News Okay, so this is entirely new to me. Sparrow is was an email client for Mac OS X and iOS (and Windows), which brought a decent Gmail experience to these platforms - as opposed to Apple's own not-so-good Gmail support and Google's Gmail iOS application which, well, is just a webpage. Google has now acquired Sparrow, and basically all hell has broken loose, to the point of Rian van der Merwe writing that 'we' lost "faith in a philosophy that we thought was a sustainable way to ensure a healthy future for independent software development, where most innovation happens".
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Now VLC / Mplayer being crap, I believe not, I can think of many proprietary media players that are far worse Winamp

Winamp is far superior with music ...and just a front-end to external playback mechanisms with video (which can be worse or better than the internal playback mechanism of VLC... ).
Also, I wouldn't call MPlayer (which I prefer for video BTW) a desktop application, it sucks at that - it's more a library used by front-ends, analogous to Winamp & external.

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