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Airfoil: Rave Reviews and Linux Software

Since its release, Airfoil 3 has been garnering praise from all manner of Mac journalists. TidBits mentioned it briefly back when 3.0 was released in January and when 3.1 came out in February. This week, however, Rich Mogull has posted a fabulously in-depth look at his use of Airfoil.

“Rogue Amoeba’s Airfoil 3.1 is that rare program that takes a complex task, makes it drop-dead simple, and includes only what’s absolutely necessary. Airfoil is a near-perfect application that’s razor sharp in its focus, and Zen-like in its simplicity.”

You can read the whole article over at TidBits now. And of course, you can go to the Airfoil site to download Airfoil and get started with wireless audio around your house.

Tux.pngAfter requests from users, we’ve got a port of Airfoil Speakers for Linux currently in testing. If you’ve got a Linux box you want to turn into remote speakers for Airfoil, you can grab Airfoil Speakers for Linux right here. This won’t be officially supported nor do we have plans for any other Linux software (there won’t be an Airfoil for Linux, just the speakers). That said, we are looking for any feedback you have before we make a final release, so let us know in the comments here.

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