I still remember when I started using computer Winamp was one of my favorite program due to its simplicity and clean interface, it provides only those options which are needed for a basic music lover.
There were other music players like Het Audio, Real Player but non of them could match Winamp, but then in 1999 AOL acquired Winamp and then it started losing its charm. AOL introduced lost of those features which were never ever demanded by users and then people stopped using it.
Now it seems company behind Winamp has also understood this and they had decided to shut down Winamp and its related services on 20th December 2013. Here is the official announcement:
Winamp.com and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013. Additionally, Winamp Media players will no longer be available for download. Please download the latest version before that date. See release notes for latest improvements to this last release. Thanks for supporting the Winamp community for over 15 years.
Company hasn’t provide any information behind this step, you can download latest version of Winamp which is v5.66 from HERE.