posted on May, 13 2008 @ 06:55 PM
For those of you who aren't into buying windows just so you can have a virtual telescope, there is an open source alternative, Stellarium.
If you're using a Debian based OS (Ubuntu included), you can find it in your synaptic package manager, no need to go downloading from the web.
It's pretty much on par with Microsoft's WWT, just without the needlessly flashy menus.
It looks to me like Microsoft used Stellarium as a basis for what their WWT should look like.
So off you go Linux and Mac users... Stellarium.
(Just remember to tell it where in the world you are, otherwise, you'll be looking at the sky from somewhere in France.)