Microsoft free telescope


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MS now have their version of Googles star map. For further details check out the site:
WorldWide Telescope

Thought I'd post the min' req's:

For PC:

  • Microsoft® XP SP2 (minimum), Windows® Vista® (recommended)
  • PC with Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, recommended
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM; 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 3D accelerated card with 128 megabytes (MB) RAM; discrete graphics card with dedicated 256-MB VRAM recommended for higher performance
  • 1 GB of available hard disk space; 10 GB recommended for off-line features and higher performance browsing
  • XGA (1024 x 768) or higher resolution monitor
  • Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing and scrolling device
  • Microsoft® DirectX® version 9.0c and .NET Framework 2.0
  • Required for some features; Internet connection at 56 Kbps or higher through either an Internet service provider (ISP) or a network. Internet access might require a separate fee to an ISP; local or long-distance telephone charges might also apply

I'm downloading it right now :D


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I haven't checked it out yet but I've got the page saved for later...

Looks like goggle earth to me :rolleyes: Does ANYONE at MS have any original ideas or do they copy everyone else?


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I also found the "zoomed in" terrain definition was poorer than Google earth. I did'nt waste too much time on it so perhaps I still should have setup something a little finer.

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