This summer is off iTunes with Clementine and Rhythmbox!

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There are alternatives for anything in GNU / Linux, and of course, also for Apple's iTunes. The famous application of the apple company has several competitors for Linux. Although there are several, but we will highlight two: Rhythmbox and Clementine. These two great projects will make you enjoy your multimedia content without having to depend on any Apple application.

As you know, iTunes is a freeware and media player for Windows and Mac OS X developed by Apple. It also includes a multimedia store to buy content and easily sync it if you have a company audio device, such as the iPod, among others. iTunes is a platform with which Apple generates large profits from the sale of such content, reaching more than ten million dollars a year. Therefore a very important source of income, but you are not alone ...

Apart from the limitations offered by iTunes and being closed-source, and other stability problems for which it has been criticized, there are many difficulties that can drive you to try an alternative even if there is a version for Linux. So the best thing you can do this summer is skip iTunes and delve into the world of freedom that Rhythmbox and Clementine have to offer. If you wish, you can choose many other options, but from LxA we recommend these projects.

Rhythmbox is an audio player that offers a digital library to keep your content organized. It was inspired by iTunes, but it's free, just like Clementine, another modern music player that allows audio library organization. In this case, it is not inspired by iTunes, but by Amarok. Its interface is quick and easy to use without complications. Runs! Try them ...

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  1.   yo said

    once you enter it is difficult to leave ...

    He messes with you when he organizes the files as he pleases .. and forces you to use it forever ...

    be free .. and use linux .. and get out of control of the rotten apple nazis who use one-button mice

    linux forever

  2.   xxxyyy said

    I have not yet found any player in GNU / Linux that saves the playing position of ALL files.

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  4.   po said

    Another article without content! A whole paragraph to talk about iTunes, but the functionalities of GNU / Linux applications are not described. And more important than all that, is Rhythmbox capable of connecting and handling the latest generation iPods?