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Old 07-15-2005, 04:29 AM   #16
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Ok then, as we can all see here, Google is doing something that is helping the Open source community! Three cheers!
 
Old 07-15-2005, 05:20 AM   #17
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maps.google.com - stop the bitching.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 06:03 AM   #18
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ironicly google servers run *nix systems, or am i wrong in that point?
 
Old 07-20-2005, 01:38 PM   #19
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There is hope for us..

Hey, folks, check out on

http://earth.google.com/earth_fusion.html
and
http://earth.google.com/earth_server.html

These things only run on Linux (SuSE to be exact). It means they DO recognize *NUX systems, at least as a professional platform
 
Old 07-23-2005, 03:19 AM   #20
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Tymon, I love you! You just brought up a point that really means this: All of you whiners: SHUT UP about Google being Windows Only! They do acknoledge us in other ways! So Rejoice.
 
Old 07-25-2005, 11:40 AM   #21
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"And yes, we do are millions, "

sorry...but that just struck me as incredibly funny...
 
Old 07-25-2005, 12:29 PM   #22
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Has anyone seen the movie The Corporation? The director of that movie is very careful to make a distinction between calling a corporation "evil" and calling it "amoral and dangerous."

Truth is that believing corporations are evil is too simplistic and almost not cynical enough. A true commitment to evil involves having principles and sticking to them (warped principles, granted, but principles nonetheless). Corporations sometimes do things to benefit the community. Sometimes they do things to harm the community. Sometimes donations are a tax write-off. Sometimes they're good public relations. Google is neither evil nor good. Google is Google. Some of the things it does benefit the global community. Some of the things it does harm the global community.

Every large corporation is ultimately motivated by profit, though.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 02:45 AM   #23
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Re: hehehe :-)

Quote:
Originally posted by everal
Sorry...

1- but that is like to say that if they get my blood also, no problem... they are just working and making money...

2- We can find a lot of problems with google: just look for it in eff.org (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

We have problems with Gmail, orkut, usenet, cookies, " Google's endless data retention policy." and etc.

Well, by myself, I do not send mail to gmail accounts, do not open gmail e-mails, do not accept google cookies and do not use orkut.

EFF google search result

^ Is a search on EFF about google.

Ironicly enough, EFF PAYS google to have their search engine feature on their site.

Pretty funny.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 04:16 AM   #24
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Originally posted by Google Earth FAQ
At this time, Google Earth supports Windows only; however, we hope to support Mac and Linux OS soon.
*crosses fingers*
 
Old 11-17-2005, 02:25 PM   #25
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Originally posted by Baddox
I'm pretty sure they did some fairly major redesigning, not just relabelling after they acquired Keyhole. And yes, I have tried the program and I agree it's awesome. NASA World Wind is similar, if not better, and open source, you guys should check it out too. It's got many more map sets, including an older 1m black and white satellite photo set and some interesting animations of thing like hurricanes, wildfires, etc. What I can't quite figure out is why Google Earth is 10 meg and World Wind is something like 300 meg, because they both get all content from the net anyway.
I do believe that you are out.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 09:26 AM   #26
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Originally posted by KimVette
Google is just as evil as Microsoft - -they're just not large enough for people to take note of it. Yet.
Good phrase for a signature
 
Old 12-05-2005, 07:05 AM   #27
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can i just say one small thing

The three largest operating system groups in the world are Microsoft, Macintosh and Linux (not in any order)

before anyone shouts at me, most of the time when i say Linux, I refer to anything remotley related to the penguin and the open source operating project so apps like Unix, SuSE, BeOS Slackware (and the other 200 odd of them)

i do feel yers it would have been nice for them to say "currently linux is not supported, there are currently no future plans to change this"

but we have to face the fact that there are indeed alot of companies that wont acknowledge the existnce of linux or related apps, and that like it or not, noone has to either. Sure there is a huge number of people taking to linux but it is still a dramatic minority (in some cases at least)

theres no requirment for anyone to even mention ANY os, so lets take a step back and look at it, in a different manner

This isnt a problem,. its an opportunity for us to show just how good we are and say "hey, look, we cost NOTHING and we made their program work, we made all these programs work" lets get linux on the names of everything, on the back of every propriatry device that ever comes out

the only way we are going to do that is if we view little things like this as an opportunity, to get up, shout about it and say look! we can do it too!

Opportunities are everywhere, If a company like google wont acknowledge it (which im not saying they will or wont), so what?. Sod em! The Open source community is strong enough to get up and say "ok, we'll do it better then"
 
Old 12-05-2005, 08:31 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by mcgworld
can i just say one small thing
i do feel yers it would have been nice for them to say "currently linux is not supported, there are currently no future plans to change this"
I agree with your post but only applying it to a general point of view. But in the particular case of Google Earth there are some statments which are (or seems to be) wrong;

AFAIK Google Earth uses the QT library. Google itself is a Linux-based enterprise and also sponsor of a variety of proyects. I would say that Google is one of the mayor breeders of the actual FOSS movement.

Why would Google then decide not to support something which is already half ported (QT) and to operating systems (at least Linux) which they use and develop for?

It seems that there are other reasons to restrict the OS choice of Google Earth, as you can read here there is also no support for Win98, 98SE and ME, which still are a real big userbase, surely larger than the Linux, *BSD and Mac users toghether.

But.... Why not ask Google themselves?:

Quote:
Do you support Macintosh?

At this time, Google Earth supports Windows only; however, we hope to support Mac and Linux OS soon. In the meantime, although it might be slower, some Mac users have had success running Google Earth with a PC emulator.
The answer to the Linux-support question is simply that they haven't had time to do but one version for a single architecture and postposed the rest for a later date. That's all.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 03:38 PM   #29
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Isnt there free alternatives at various websites where you can get sat images anymore?
I used them in the past without haveing to downloading anything.

As said above,google to me(as well) means "search"!
I only use google for search and probably will only use them for this.
 
Old 12-07-2005, 11:01 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by ironwalker
Isnt there free alternatives at various websites where you can get sat images anymore?
I used them in the past without haveing to downloading anything.
I'm personally not specially interested, but AFAIK there are sites where you can grab not only sat images, but also maps with which you can render 3D models...

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As said above,google to me(as well) means "search"!
I only use google for search and probably will only use them for this.
Oh! In this case you will miss Web 2.0 !!! Web 2.0 is the future of mankind, we will develop a collective intelligence and subscribe 'en masse' to Wired News and Cosmopolitan and get a telepathic interface to Flikr and Blogger and there will be strippers and a beer volcano... ups, sorry, the latter is from a different story. ^_^
 
  


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