Spotify preview rolling out for Linux users

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Super music streaming service Spotify has hit the open source Linux platform.

As a preview build of planned bigger things it’s trailing behind the Mac and PC versions somewhat still. There’s no support for local files and the lack of visual advertising means it’s restricted to Spotify Premium subscribers, but hey, it’s a start, right?

Spotify’s Andres Sehr had this to say about the software “A lot of our developers are using Linux, obviously they want to listen to music while they’re coding away and looking at the feedback we get it appears that they’re not the only ones. So today we’re pretty happy to present a preview version of Spotify for Linux. 

“Built by our brilliant developers during hack days and late nights, it shares most of the same features as our Windows and Mac OS X desktop applications.”

Head over to Spotify’s preview page where they’ve collated the first release as a Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 10.04 package.

Gerald Lynch