Marble provides basic engine for free Google Earth replacement
Posted by: Anonymous
on August 12, 2008 08:46 AM
well FSF is doing a great job, but i dont think they are looking at the linux desktop from a strategic standpoint. i use linux and use skype and google earth. if FSF had comparable products (as far as functionality and ease of use goes), i would most likely use them, but they are 'not for me' in that sense. that said i highly respect their efforts. however, if i were in the FSF, i'd put my efforts into pimping out progs that are not available for linux, not because FOSS is not important, but because programs that are cross platform will not stop people from migrating to linux. spend more time on other products, i think FSF has some of the top coders that ever lived, but spreading their efforts thinly at this point is not a great idea. wait til linux takes over the world please, then we can clean up the rest.