Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu
dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 16:30:59 BST 2007
On 16/09/2007, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at swbell.net> wrote:
> Well...........considering one of the pieces of software is from
> Microsoft I rather doubt they are interested in a Linux version. I need
> Microsoft Streets and Trips [ Yes, I've tried Delorme and Rand McNally
> and they don't work near as well ]. Well, really what I need good is
> mapping and routing software that is completely self contained on my
> computer [ Leaving Google and other online mapping software out ]. We do
> some storm chasing and having mapping running on one laptop with GPS
> support could be a life saver.
Streets and Trips runs in Wine, but only at bronze:
You could run it in a VMWare virtual machine.
> The other piece is GRLevel3. It is a very near real time [ one or two
> seconds delay ] radar watching program that allows us to connect to
> virtually any weather service radar site in the country. It also
> supports GPS so we know exactly where we are in relation to any storm
> The GRLevel3 runs on a desktop in the back of the van which connects to
> the internet through a broadband card. My laptop is in the front, with
> me, connected either wireless or wired to the router in the back. In an
> emergency communications configuration we can supply connectivity to
> several other laptops as well as radio communications on multiple bands.
That's real geek software. I'm near certain that the company that
makes it would be interested in a Linux version. Contact them.
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