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I just saw this and was interested in its development...

http://www.appleinsi...cle.php?id=1408


FINALLY!

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I just checked and was able to get Windows new Virtual Earth (http://local.live.com/ ) to work on my Mac using Firefox.

Hooray! Global browsing on a Mac.

Isn't it a little ironic that Microsoft serves-up the first geobrowser (that is a contender to Google Earth)?

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I may be nitpicky here, but I would consider Local Live and Google Local (previously Google Maps) to be comparable products since they are both browser-driven applications. Google Earth and Nasa Worldwind are comparable since they both are stand-alone applications with the option to add custom data. Currently, Microsoft isn't offering anything like those two.

FWIW, Google Maps is working on Macs.
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You are absolutely right, Hans. Google Earth and Worldwind are different and, alas do not work on Macs.

I think I tricked myself into thinking Local Live was more than what it is, due to the browsable oblique views.

The screenshot from Appleinsider about GE for Macs looks promising. I wonder if it will be optimized for Quartz - or if quartz deson't make any difference and it's just up to the video card.

In any case it looks like the wait will be over soon.
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It's here! I've spent the evening playing with it on my Mac. Very cool!

I'm not clear whether it's supposed to be floating around, but those interested should do a little search in the Mac forum of dealmac.com
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here is the link to the link that worked for me.

http://forums.dealma...d.php?4,2498574

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