Yesterday the Songbird Dev’s announced that they will no longer be developing Songbird for Linux. Not being heavy on music being played from my dusty iPod, I’ve never really explored Songbird much. I did know that it was very popular as the go to software as an iTunes replacement in the Linux world. You can also tell that from most of the comments in their blog posting most others felt the same way.
I think we’re all wondering, “Why did they stop developing for Linux but Kept Mac support?”. Why continue to develop a iTunes replacement on the two operating systems that run iTunes natively?
My guess is that if you are going to buy a Mac, you’re going to use iTunes and nothing else. You just spent a couple extra thousand more for that Genius bar support, so why would you throw that way for Songbird? Granted this doesn’t apply to all, but I would guess most.
Windows, windows, windows.