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Old 06-30-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
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Google Earth...how cool is that?


Google Earth

I've been playing around with this all day. I guess it wont be long before we see Microsoft Earth. LOL!!!
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:12 PM   #2
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What in the heck is that? Do I need one of those invitations for that too?. God damn google and it's way of doing it's stuff. "Get gmail, it's free, up to 1 GB of storage space, smtp and pop server", then you click in the link and it says: "Thanks for your interest in Gmail, but we're sorry we can't offer you an account right now".

or

"Get Google Earth, it's Free!!!", you then happily click on the link: "Thanks for your interest in Google Earth, but we're sorry we can't offer you a download right now. As you know, Google Earth is in beta, and we're still building out our ability to take on new users."

Even though I use google and gmail intensively, I seriously start to dislike them... and who needs 1GB of space anyway?. It's a waste of space, really. They could offer so welcomed web hosting for that. My hotmail account now goes up to 250 MB (which is very good, thank you very much) and does not cost anything either _and_ I can create an account anytime without those lame invitations.

Hope MS with their new search engine will put some order back in the house and Xbox 360 kicks some serious butt too ^_^.

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Old 06-30-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
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well if you are frustraited with google mail, then check out yahoo mail, it is now up to 1G too, no pop though without paying for it.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:51 PM   #4
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ok bigger beaf with this one:

http://earth.google.com/downloads.html

Quote:
Minimum configuration:

* Operating system: Windows 2000, Windows XP
* CPU speed: IntelŪ PentiumŪ PIII 500 MHz
* System memory (RAM): 128MB
* 200MB hard-disk space
* 3D graphics card: 3D-capable video card with 16MB VRAM
* 1024x768, 32-bit true color screen
* Network speed: 128 kbps ("Broadband/Cable Internet")

Recommended configuration:

* Operating system: Windows XP
* CPU speed: IntelŪ PentiumŪ P4 2.4GHz+ or AMD 2400xp+
* System memory (RAM): 512MB
* 2GB hard-disk space
* 3D graphics card: 3D-capable video card with 32MB VRAM or greater
* 1280x1024, 32-bit true color screen
* Network speed: 128 kbps ("Broadband/Cable Internet")

that right there is enough for me NOT to use it or even care about it.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 03:11 PM   #5
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Thanks Lleb_KCir for the hint!. And just like you, I am also not interested anymore either on Google Earth. Isn't everything google does supposed to be Web based?. What let down coming from somebody who actually uses Linux and competes with MS, releasing something Windows only... :\
 
Old 06-30-2005, 03:22 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Megaman X
... and who needs 1GB of space anyway?. It's a waste of space, really.
You probably haven't heared anything about GmailFS:
http://richard.jones.name/google-hac...ilesystem.html
 
Old 06-30-2005, 03:54 PM   #7
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At least http://maps.google.com is free. Even has satellite.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 04:38 PM   #8
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Google must be doing something right..

Current Stocks:
GOOG = 294.15 up 1.43 as of now.
MSFT = 24.84 down 0.25 as of now.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 04:43 PM   #9
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Originally posted by Megaman X
Thanks Lleb_KCir for the hint!. And just like you, I am also not interested anymore either on Google Earth. Isn't everything google does supposed to be Web based?. What let down coming from somebody who actually uses Linux and competes with MS, releasing something Windows only... :\
Who says it has to be web based? Are they not allowed to do anything else? Who cares if they only released it so far for Windows only.. half their crap is still beta and they're using real people to test it for them, so unlike Microsoft who claims their crap is stable but truly isn't half the time, I give google a little bit of credit before opening their doors to their, may I remind everyone, "free" products to the world to only find out it sucks without fully testing it.

What's people's deals complaining about services they don't have to pay for, it doesn't have to be there for free in the first place, so I don't see any need to ever complain in such cases..
 
Old 06-30-2005, 06:58 PM   #10
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just as I speak I find out Microsoft is releasing MSN Virtual Earth.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 07:48 PM   #11
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http://www.terraserver.com/ is much better.
 
Old 07-01-2005, 12:27 AM   #12
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Yes, yes, yes, the screen shots look very interesting, but does it run under WINE?
 
Old 07-01-2005, 01:19 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
Who says it has to be web based? Are they not allowed to do anything else? Who cares if they only released it so far for Windows only.. half their crap is still beta and they're using real people to test it for them, so unlike Microsoft who claims their crap is stable but truly isn't half the time, I give google a little bit of credit before opening their doors to their, may I remind everyone, "free" products to the world to only find out it sucks without fully testing it.

What's people's deals complaining about services they don't have to pay for, it doesn't have to be there for free in the first place, so I don't see any need to ever complain in such cases..
I highly disagree with everything you've just said. Isn't the hole point of releasing a free beta version to actually receive complains (by complain, I mean feedback). Think if we all should stop complaining about features which Linux has (or lack) just because it's free... how crap would Linux be? Even though I find annoying when newbies complain about their ATI cards in Linux or how to install programs, that is also an important feedback with real issues that needs to be fixed and they all are right, from a certain point of view.
 
Old 07-01-2005, 03:51 AM   #14
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There's a difference betweeen constructive critiscism, ("When I do this, I get this error") and just complaining ("It sucks!")

The former is always welcome, but the latter should be kept for the stuff you've paid for.
 
Old 07-01-2005, 09:24 AM   #15
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Originally posted by trickykid
Google must be doing something right..

Current Stocks:
GOOG = 294.15 up 1.43 as of now.
MSFT = 24.84 down 0.25 as of now.
Which doesn't mean much if you think about it. You can;t determine a compa nies worth [based off of stock prices alone. Its alot easier to get MSFT stocks then google stocks because of the volume that they are traded at. Also look at the market Cap's for both companies. 268B vs. 87B Granted google has only been going up and MSFT has been having trouble but then people are still in the buy mode for google. Don't forget about the Dot-com bubble that burst back in '01. Sorry but I like doing stocks and trades thats how my college education is being funded.
 
  


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