Songbird 1.8.0 has been released under the codename “Orbital” for Mac OS X and Windows. The new release has a number of improvements in terms of performance and some new features, like support for USB storage device class. The number of supported devices have also been increased.
Songbird is no longer officially supported in Linux. But, through community effort, Songbird 1.8.0 is also available for Linux; without any support, of course.
To use Songbird 1.8.0, open the terminal and download the version.
Then, extract the tarball.
tar -xzf Songbird_1.8.0-1800_linux-i686.tar.gz
tar -xzf Songbird_1.8.0-1800_linux-x86_64.tar.gz
Make the file executable.
chmod u+x singbird
Then, open your file browser, go inside the Songbird folder and double-click on a file named “songbird” to launch Songbird.
Or, you can just do this from the command line: