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The long-awaited Songbird project has released their 'user test' today for download. The program is built on the same framework that powers Firefox and Thunderbird and has been developed by some of the same people who also built good ol' Winamp, back before Nullsoft was folded into the gritty loins of AOL, never to innovate again.

Our initial impressions are, in order: Wow. Oh man! That's useful. Quick! No iPod support yet. A little laggy. That's going to be a good way to find music. Huh. Maybe a double-click? No sound. Does this actually play music?


Expect more soon, but until then, enjoy this interview with project lead Rob Lord, including links to download mirrors.

Songbird, the "open source iTunes killer," flies today [BoingBoing]

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