It's the end of an era. The pioneering desktop MP3 player Winamp, which so many of us grew up playing illegally downloaded tunes on, will soon be no more.
Yes, it is actually still in existence. But won't be as of December 20.
In a world dominated by iTunes, "the first reaction to Winamp's closure might be surprise that it still exists in the first place," says the Wall Street Journal.
That it does. AOL acquired it in 1999, just two years after its creation, and when it was as hot as it gets, with its $80 million purchase of Nullsoft.
The AOL subsidiary has even continued tending to the once-venerable MP3 player, releasing updates and versions for Mac OSX and Android.
Winamp made its announcement as it released its latest, and last, update to Windows. This and other versions will still work after December 20, AOL said.