Microsoft free telescope

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by kemical, May 14, 2008.

  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    32,902
    Likes Received:
    1,741
    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
     
  2. 03hdfatboy

    03hdfatboy Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,416
    Likes Received:
    2
    I'm downloading it right now :D
     
  3. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
    Staff Member Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    32,902
    Likes Received:
    1,741
    I haven't checked it out yet but I've got the page saved for later...
     
  4. 03hdfatboy

    03hdfatboy Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,416
    Likes Received:
    2
    Looks like goggle earth to me :rolleyes: Does ANYONE at MS have any original ideas or do they copy everyone else?
     
  5. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
    Premium Supporter Microsoft MVP

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    5,140
    Likes Received:
    308
    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.
     

Share This Page

Loading...