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XaoS is a Cross Platform Fractal Zooming Program for MOST Computers!

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XaoS is an interactive fractal zoomer. It allows the user to continuously to zoom in or out of a fractal in a fluid, continuous motion. This capability makes XaoS great for exploring fractals, and it’s just plain fun!

If you don’t know what fractals are, don’t worry! XaoS includes many animated tutorials that make learning about fractals fun and easy. These tutorials are also a great introduction to all of XaoS’s features.

XaoS can display many different fractal types, including Mandelbrot, Barnsley, Newton, Phoenix, and many more. Fractals can be rendered using various coloring methods and planes for an almost endless variety of images. XaoS also supports switching between Julia and Mandelbrot sets for each formula.

XaoS currently runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and other Unix-like systems. Older versions are available for DOS, BeoS, and more. Download a copy for your operating system today!

XaoS is free software, licensed under the GPL. It was originally written by Thomas Marsh and Jan Hubicka, and it is currently maintained by Zoltan Kovacs. Countless other improvements have been contributed by volunteers around the world. You can help improve XaoS, too!


Windows binaries for version 3.2 can be downloaded

Mac OS X

Mac OS X binaries for Version 3.2.2 can be downloaded

Linux and BSD

The XaoS Development Team does not provide pre-compiled binaries for Linux or *BSD. However, most distributions already contain fairly up-to-date versions of XaoS:

    *Debian: 3.2 (testing/unstable), 3.1 (stable)
    *Fedora: 3.2.1
    *FreeBSD: 3.1.2
    *Gentoo: 3.2
    *Mandriva: 3.1
    *OpenSuSE 10.1: 3.1
    *Ubuntu: 3.1 (Dapper Drake), 3.2 (Edgy Eft)

These packages are usually automatically available from your installation media. Refer to your distribution’s instructions for more information on installing software packages.

If you want to try a newer version than your distribution offers, you should download the source package and follow the instructions in the doc/INSTALL file.

Other Versions

DOS, Macintosh (Classic), BeOS, OS/2, and Linux binaries for older versions of XaoS for are available!

Categories: Graphics Creation - Pictures - Movie Creation - Mac System X - Panther - Tiger - PPC - MacIntel - LINUX - Windows - BeOS - DOS - Mac Classic - OS2
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