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Among Linux music players, Banshee really wails

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Over the last few years, the number of Linux music players has mushroomed, providing a variety of applications to suit different people. I've tried several Linux music players since I started using the operating system, but none of them were perfect for my requirements. I recently tried out an increasingly popular music player, Banshee, and have found a new personal favourite.

Written using GTK# and Mono, Banshee is currently only at version 0.10.4, but I've found it suitable for my everyday use and haven't encountered any stability issues at all.

Ease of installation varies across Linux distributions, but the project's Web site provides good documentation. The popularity of the project is increasing, and as a result the latest version of openSUSE has Banshee as a default music player. Installing Banshee will be easier on some distributions as Mono becomes a standard; until then, the instructions on the site should be sufficient.

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