The amaroK development team has teamed up with the Creative Commons sponsored Wired CD, published last year by Wired Magazine, to create a really cool Live CD called amaroK Live. It is an interesting extension of the project started by Wired using the Creative Commons licensing technique, which includes many of the principles embodied in free software.
With its new 1.2 release, KDE-based media player amaroK becomes the first player to offer integrated support for Audioscrobbler. In close cooperation with the Audioscrobbler team amaroK developers have deployed exciting new ways to use the popular Internet service. Read on to learn about Audioscrobbler and new features in amaroK 1.2.
If you are looking for an easy to use program to listen to your favorite CDs then you should try KsCD. KsCD comes with KDE and it will most likely be installed by default. You can find it in the Kicker menu under 'Multimedia'. Life does not get much easier than this! Read the full article (with screenshots) at TUX Magazine for more details.
Before amaroK was born, most KDE users were stuck with XMMS; others would even run console-based audio players. Now those days are over. amaroK, written for the KDE desktop environment with its slick GUI and plugable, engine-independent audio capabilities is coming to a computer near you!