Watch and explore outer space with Stellarium, Celestia, and Xplanet

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| Using three free software programs, you can look at and virtually travel to
| places millions of miles away without leaving your GNU/Linux desktop or
| paying a dime.

Kokkini Zita: The Audio Software Of Fons Adriaensen

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| Looking at the software listed at Kokkini Zita it's easy to see where
| developer Fons Adriaensen's interests lie. He has written one of the best
| organ synthesizers for Linux, he has contributed to the LADSPA collection of
| processing plugins, and he has provided Linux sound researchers with some
| excellent tools for measuring and representing audio signals. He is also
| involved in improving Linux support for the Ambisonics technology of encoding
| and decoding multichannel audio.


Why Vista sounds worse

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| Changes to how the latest version of Windows handles audio playback has
| caused unexpected quality issues for musicians and consumers alike, reports
| Tim Anderson *

Music Notation Programs: Recent Releases

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| A few weeks ago I promised to bring in some more general news from the world
| of Linux audio software development. Alas, my plans were ambushed by the
| happy intrusion of the release of Renoise for Linux, but I'm back on track.
| As promised, here's more straight reporting on the world of Linux sound and
| music software, starting with some news about recently released music
| notation programs. * *

Free/Open-source Digital Audio Editors

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| A digital audio editor is a computer application for audio editing or digital
| audio manipulation. Usually, a digital audio editor allows the user to record
| and edit audio, mix multiple sound sources/tracks, apply simple or advanced
| effects or filters, playback sound, and convert different audio file formats
| and different sound quality levels. * *

Renoise For Linux

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| On January 17 of this year the first beta release of Renoise 1.9.1 was
| announced. Along with new features and fixes for its Windows and OSX
| versions, this release includes the first version of Renoise for Linux. This
| is rather significant news: Renoise is a popular program, with an active
| community of developers and users in the Win/Mac music worlds, and a native
| Linux release has been a community priority. The wait is over, so let's see
| (and hear) what Renoise brings to the Linux audio software party. * * *

Audio in Linux is awesome

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| I can’t wait for PulseAudio. I’m sure that will make all of this even easier.

Commercial Sound And Music Software For Linux, Part 1

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| As a result of this inquiry I decided to revisit the Linux soundapps site and
| check up on the commercial sound and music software for Linux. This article
| reveals and ponders some of the results from that visit. *

Commercial Sound And Music Software For Linux, Part 2

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| I hope this article has been enlightening with regards to the presence of
| commercially available sound and music software for Linux. Speaking
| personally, I'd love it if these programs were all free and open-source, but
| such decisions are best left to the programmers themselves. As mentioned,
| many of these programmers already contribute to the FOSS community. * *

The Sound Of Linux 2007

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| In this article I've selected what I consider to be some of the past year's
| outstanding achievements in the world of Linux music and sound software. It's
| not really a "Best Of 2007", it's just my personal choices for what I found
| most interesting and significant in the past year. *