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Spotify on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Yep. It works fine (thanks to Juhis for the invite)! Spotify is a subscription-based streaming music network. I'll not go into all the details of what they offer here, you can read about that on their site: , but I will add a little to their instructions on getting their application working under Linux, more specifically for the variant of Linux I've been working with for the past week or so, Ubuntu Linux 9.10, aka "Karmic Koala". There are only versions of the Spotify application for MacOS 10.4 or later, or Microsoft Windows XP or later, but the fine folks at Spotify also point out that it will work on a Linux system using the WINE (WINE Is Not an Emulator) Microsoft Windows Compatibility layer. See this FAQ entry on Spotify's site. The instructions given there are for a generic Debian setup. Ubuntu is indeed based on Debian, but there are a few things built in to it that make life easier for users. The first thing we're going to do diff