Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Jan 2005 17:22 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews OSNews "sat down" with Linspire CEO Michael Robertson for a Q&A about his company's efforts as the banner-carrier for Linux-on-the-desktop. We discussed the upcoming Linux Desktop Summit in San Diego and the perceptions and realities of the obstacles to widespread desktop Linux use. Linspire also extended a special offer to OSNews readers: a free download of Linspire and a 30 day CNR subscription, so put yourself in Granny's shoes (not literally, please) and give it a try. Correction: The free offer expires on January 15.
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re: What about NVu?
by AndrewG on Tue 4th Jan 2005 18:26 UTC

I know you can download the source for Lsongs if you want it. I have it on my hard drive from about 2 weeks ago. Its 466K so if you can't find it on the Linspire site I'll email it to you.

There are quite a few dependencies and interestingly it uses Python.

From the README

Requirements for LSongs

python 2.3
id3lib, pyid3lib ( - used to read/write MP3 tags
xine, pyxine - used to play all audio tracks - need plugins for supported media types, plus goom
cdparanoia - used to rip CDs
lame, pylame - used to encode ripped CD tracks as MP3s
mpg321 - used to transcode MP3s into PCM audio for burning CDs
cdrecord - used for burning tracks to CDs
vorbis-tools - used to encode/transcode Ogg Vorbis tracks (ogginfo, oggenc)
libnjb - used to read/write to Dell Digital Jukebox
njbtools - used to read/write to the Dell Digital Jukebox
sox - used to transcode tracks