July 18, 2002

Linux for Astronomy V7/8/9, 3 cdrom set 3.5Gb

Dave Mills writes "Linux for Astronomy Volumes 7,8 and 9 are now available. This is our largest collection yet. Three cdroms full of Astronomical software pre-built for the Linux operating system (on x86 and compatible cpu).

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

Contact : Dave Mills (Director)
(520) 822 5221
fax (520) 822 5223
email rfactory@theriver.com

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