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    GPS (Again... :rolleyes:)

    In our neverending search to find a GPS solution... There may be an answer...
    Google Earth Plus

    All the helpfulness of Google Maps plus 3D mapping, and with Plus ($20) GPS support. Since you can do routing directions with the non-GPS version, I'm assuming it will route your GPS as well. And best yet:

    From http://earth.google.com/support/bin/...419&topic=1127

    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.
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    looks promising, everybody e-mail them requesting mac support
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    Isn't google earth dependant on an internet connection (for downloading the satellite images) ??

    ...but let's send google the emails anyway! - This application ROCKS on windows, would be cool to see it running on mac.
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    With things heading towards x86, i would assume compiling a program would be much easier on a mac when Intel drops.

    No more excuses from developers saying there is no Mac market for their software and refusing to do a port. MacIntels should throw that out the window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdashiki
    With things heading towards x86, i would assume compiling a program would be much easier on a mac when Intel drops.
    This is a pretty common mistake. The situation will not change that much, if at all.

    The processor really does not matter very much if you are not programming in assembler, which is pretty rare these days. When you write a normal application, using say C/C++/ObjC you do not care about the processor. What you do care about is that you have all the necessary libraries, frameworks and APIs. Porting a DirectX-based Windows game to Mac with PPC will be the same as porting it to Mac with Intel if Mac OS X does not contain DirectX.

    On the other hand, if you have an Unix utility, using let's say POSIX API, you can easily compile it on any POSIX-compliant operating system, regardless of the hardware platform (the same goes for OpenGL-based games, since OpenGL does exist on many platforms/operating systems).

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    And yet opengl games are rarely ported...

    eventhough Quake 3 (first opengl to my knowledge) was mac only for the beginning, it quickly went to linux and Windows and then the mac port stopped being supported...

    Bungie drops halo from mac....

    short end of the stick, mac gaming. I hate it
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    Just remember that Microsoft bought Bungie...

    Bungie was originally a Mac only game house...after MS bought it, things took a turn.
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    I tried out Google Earth on one of my PC's, it's VERY nice! I wish it came out for Mac

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    and people wonder why us linux people hate MS so much

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