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Because of its slightly old-fashioned LessTif (a Motif clone [6][7]) interface, Praat is unlikely to win any design awards, but at least it is user friendly. The developers have not restricted their work to the Linux version; the software has been ported to FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Windows, SGI, Solaris, and HPUX. If you are interested in porting Praat to a system that is not currently supported, you just need the compiler and the LessTif library for the graphical interface.


  1. Roy T. Fielding's blog:
  2. Apache http Server Project:
  3. OpenSolaris:
  4. Gnome Outreach Program:
  5. Praat:
  6. LessTif:
  7. Motif:

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