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Getting started with Audacity 1.3 by Bethany Hiitola

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Will it work for me?

Audacity was developed by a group of volunteers under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and is open source, or free software. This not only means that it does not cost anything to download, but also that you can use the program, create items with it, and freely distribute these items, modify the program itself, and share your work with others.

You can download Audacity for:

  • Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Windows
  • GNU/Linux
  • Other operating systems

Let's briefly go over how to download and install Audacity.

Windows and Mac OS

The installation process for both of these operating systems is similar:

  1. Go to the official Audacity website at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ and download the appropriate version of the software for your computer.

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