May 13, 2008

Now that's funny..... WWT on Mac.

This is probably the funniest system requirements line I've seen to date:

From the Worldwide Telescope Site:

For Mac:
  • Microsoft® XP SP2 (minimum), Windows® Vista® (recommended) with BootCamp
  • Mac with Intel Core 2 Duo (2.2 GHz or faster) processor recommended
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM; 2 GB RAM recommended
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics card with 128-MB SDRAM or recommended
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS® Extended or HFS Plus) and 10 GB of available hard disk space
  • 1440 x 900 or higher-resolution monitor
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Mac OS® X version 10.2 (Jaguar) and Boot Camp; Mac OS X Leopard is recommended
  • Microsoft DirectX Runtime 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

For those of you who aren't computer people, they're requiring that you own windows if you want to experience this on a mac. I mean, really? That's pretty funny.

'If you are a basketball player, you can play basketball with me too. Just throw away the basket ball, buy a soccer ball and don't use your hands!'

1 comment:

AlyssaGoodman said...

Good news for Astro+Mac-heads, Chris--a pretty darn great web-version release of WWT for *any* platform is now in early (alpha) release. It's already available for download at With no offense to Google, it's really fantastic, especially at the poles & in terms of smooth zoom & pan. Also, the Tours all work, and a shift-click at any position gets users to Wikipedia, Journal articles, NVO searches for that position & more.