Last week the Songbird team announced it would stop supporting Linux. Since the article announcing this featured the annoyingly chipper bird you see here, and because the headline of said article was the jovial ”Songbird Singing a New Tune,” many people assumed the entire thing was a particularly cruel April Fools prank.
I mean, come on: this news is about as ridiculous as VLC claiming to be bought out by Real Networks, isn’t it? But then Songbird users saw the date on the post in question: April 2, 2010. This is no joke.
As you can imagine, Linux Songbird users aren’t happy. Judging by the hundreds of baffled, angry and just plain confused comments beneath the aforementioned blog post, many of them are now looking for alternative Linux music players to switch to.