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SPOT-ON INTERNET MUSIC STREAMING IN LINUX

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k. I can admit it. I'm a self-proclaimed Spotify addict. Simply put, I must have, need to have, have to have and will have my Spotify in Linux! Use of the Spotify plugin in Clementine has gotten me through some separation anxiety moving fully over to Linux distros, but there was barely even a honeymoon phase here; I really need full-flavored. A rather old Alienware m9750 running 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop is what we're working with to try this out (figuring that if it will run on this dated hardware it will have no issues with pretty much anything else after it!), so here goes some #sumosudo

sudo apt-get update spotify

INSTALLING SPOTIFY STREAMING MUSIC CLIENT

Currently, Spotify is available only for Windows and Mac as supported downloads. Spotify has, however, conveniently packaged it for Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu; as a preview release this version is still unsupported, but the Team at Spotify runs this internally themselves, committed to working to make sure it keeps pace with its Mac and Windows siblings.

First we will need to add the Spotify repo to our sources list.  From Terminal, gedit /etc/apt/sources.list to add the Spotify repo (end of list):

$ deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

Save to update the add. Add the Spotify repository key to verify authenticity of the package(s):

$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59

Now Run your Update:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install Spotify!

$ sudo apt-get install spotify-client

From the Dash, search the installed applications for the Spotify app. From here, you can drag & drop the Spotify icon onto your quick launch bar and it will dock the launcher for future access. 

 ubuntu spotify appsearch

UNTO UBUNTU

ubuntu spotify robotSpotify continues to keep my sanity during long bouts of coding and from the "terminally insane" (pun, intended) of linux learning.  For internet music streaming, I.just.have.to.have.my.Spotify.  Since installing, I've put Spotify for Linux on Ubuntu through the paces quite a bit, and haven't found anything funky or clunky; working! #sumosudo

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SYSCONFIG: the as-is testing enviro system configuration at the time of this article =

HARDWARE: Alienware Area-51 M9750 [Memory: 4GB RAM; Processer: Intel® Core™2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz × 2; Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on NV49; SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 120GB; HDD: Western Digital Blue 500GB]

SOFTWARE: Operating System [Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS 64-bit]

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