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HowToAmzDownload – pymazon – A Python based downloader for the Amazon mp3 store. – Google Project Hosting

I love Amazon’s MP3 store. Probably more than I should! It is so easy to click the “Buy with 1-Click” button that is next to a song and *poof* there it is in my Amazon cloud drive, and playable via the Amazon Cloud Player. There is one big issue for those of us running a Linux distribution that isn’t 32-bit Ubuntu 9.04, then you are screwed. There’ve been many hacks to try to get the downloader to run, but most are either a pain in the ass or just plain don’t work.

Of course, since we are Linux uses, we know that someone will eventually come along and write their own solution. And that is exactly what did. Hence, we have pymazon!

pymazon – A Python based downloader for the Amazon mp3 store.

Installation is surprisingly easy, it took all of 5 minutes for me to download, compile and install pymazon. I can definitely say it runs without problems on 64-bit Linux Mint Lisa (based on Ubuntu Oneiric).

Amazon MP3 fans, unite! And grab pymazon!

How to Install KDE 4.5 in Lucid and Isadora

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I have been using XFCE forever now, and have written about it here a few times. I love XFCE, and don’t see giving up on it anytime soon. I do still like KDE, though, and every now and then I pull down the latest packaged version and give it a run-through. With all of the hoopla regarding the 4.5  launch, I figured it was time to take another look. But, of course, it wasn’t a straight-forward process in Lucid.

Not all Linux distributions will offer packages for KDE 4.5 upgrades, and none of them, at this time, are supporting them in their official repositories. This takes time

via How to Install KDE 4.5.

Not that it was exactly hard, mind you. It’s actually fairly straight-forward in Lucid (for you *buntu users) and Isadora (for us Linux Mint fiends). Add the Kubuntu backports repository (ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports), do a dist-upgrade, and then add in the kubuntu-desktop packages. A half-hour or so later, and you are good to go.

Logo of the KDE Project

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I only ran into one issue: for some reason the Kontact/kdepim packages didn’t install two libraries required for Kontact to launch. I had to manually add libkontactinterface4 and libakonadi-contact4. I still think this is really, really weird.

No matter, it is working now. I am writing this from within KDE 4.5. All in all, this is a very solid KDE release. Congrats to the dev team!

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Howto install amarok 1.4 in Ubuntu Jaunty|Ubuntu Geek

I keep meaning to blog about this post, and keep forgetting. I personally can’t stand Amarok 2.x but loved Amarok 1.4. The link below gives an easy step-by-step procedure to install Amarok 1.4 in newer versions of Ubuntu/LinuxMint. Note: in the list of steps, replace “jaunty” with whatever Ubuntu distro you are using.

Some users are not happy with amarok 2 and they want to install amarok 1.4.This tutorial will help them to install amarok1.4 version.

Howto install amarok 1.4 in Ubuntu Jaunty | Ubuntu Geek

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