__/ [ ray ] on Monday 03 April 2006 04:41 \__
> I suppose an MS system can be set up with enough shields in place to
> fairly well protect it. Your average user does not have the time and
> knowledge to set it up that way, and she should not have to. Linux is
> pretty much safe from the get go.
Upon closer inspection:
,----[ Quote ]
| "NASA World Wind leverages Microsoft .NET technology for rapid
| development and to easily access open standards such as XML, WMS,
| and other graphics standards. Real-time 3D graphics are driven by
| DirectX allowing a wide base of compatibility with accelerated
| video hardware.
| Primary data sources come from NASA, and TerraServer-USA of Microsoft
It is evident that Microsoft got them pegged and this possibly falls under
this category of Open Source projects that use the term loosely. I have
toured the many pages, but they don't appear to make the source available
As regards .NET, there are tools to have it running under Linux (in due
time), but I don't know about DirectX. It seems like NASA, being a
governmental agency, screwed _big time_!
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