The Linux for Astronomy project (LfA) is dedicated to compiling the most comprehensive collection of Astronomical software, and making it available for the Linux operating system. LfA provides point-and-click installation, a complete on-line library of searchable documentation, and much more.
Now in its 8th year, LfA is in use by both amateur and professional astronomers worldwide. The packages on LfA represent the state-of-the-art in Astronomical data processing, and are identical to the versions used on high end scientific workstations.
The combination of ever decreasing hardware prices, and the superb Linux operating system, makes it possible to use these same packages on a "standard" personal computer.
- 4+Gb of astronomical software and documentation, pre-built for Linux
- All applications tested with the latest Redhat (7.3) and SuSE (8.0) distributions
- New all graphical package installation tool, for easy single click installs.
- Automatic integration with KDE and GNOME desktops
- Integrated online documentation library covering all packages.
The Random Factory also produces
- Linux Apogee driver SDK cdrom
- Linux for Biotechnology cdrom
- Linux for Chemistry cdrom
- CML Reference collection cdrom