Amarok on Windows – A rant

From the Amarok Blog:

Ever since it was first announced that Amarok 2.0 would be available for windows, there have been mixed reactions. Most responses have been quite enthusiastic, but some seem to think that releasing Amarok for windows will give people one less reason to switch to GNU/Linux or other FOSS operating systems.

When the announcement of the new Amarok 1.4.6 release was posted to digg.com this argument reared its head again and I decided I would write a post about why I think that releasing Amarok (or any other free software program) for Windows is actually a good idea, if your goal is to attract people to alternatives. (disclaimer: I am reusing a comment I wrote on digg last night)

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