June 10th, 2008

I’ve been so busy I haven’t blogged much lately, due to a large number of factors, the most important of which is that I am now an intern at friggin’ Google. I’m really not sure what I’m allowed to say and not say (and besides I never considered this blog to be about my personal life anyway), but suffice to say Google is seriously cool. Especially to a poor college student who’s never been to the west coast. I’ll be programming again (yay!) something I don’t do much of in college because college is silly, so hopefully that’ll produce more topics for this blog. Assuming Google is cool with that I guess?

I reviewed a boatload of Linux media players a few weeks ago and the consensus was they all either lack key features, or were meant for KDE.

Anyway, I started following Banshee, which I had tried before but left me unimpressed. Recently though, the Banshee people went all out in improving the player for its 1.0 release. It’s got everything I need, except a file browser, but it’s odd little file system queue feature does the trick. It looks fantastic, and most of its unnecessary features can be disabled because they’re plugins.

They’ve just officially released Banshee 1.0 yesterday. Unless you’re perfectly content with Amarok, try Banshee, it’s probably better than what you’re using.