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Kaku – web technologies-based music player

Last Updated on September 1, 2020

My CD collection has taken over my spare room. With very little space to store more, I’m gradually spending more time using streaming services.

Linux is blessed with a mouthwatering array of excellent open source music players. But I’m always on the look out for fresh and innovative music players.

Kaku bills itself as the next generation music client. Is that self-proclaimed hype?

The software is written in JavaScript.


Users are well catered for irrespective of their operating system, as the project offers binaries for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

For Linux, there’s official packages for Debian/Ubuntu (32- and 64-bit). For other distros, there may be packages available from their respective repositories.

The developer also provides an AppImage (32- and 64-bit) which makes it easy to run the software. AppImage is a format for distributing portable software on Linux without needing superuser permissions to install the application. All that’s required is to download the AppImage, and make the file executable by typing:

$ chmod u+x ./Kaku-2.0.1-x86_64.AppImage

Next page: Page 2 – In Operation

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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