Marble is a polished jewel
Aug 03, 2009, 17:01 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Marble is available for all major operating systems.
It also comes in two flavors, the Qt and KDE versions. The latter
version is the recommended one, as it provides some additional
features that are missing in the Qt version. The KDE version also
comes as a full blown live CD. The distro, so to speak, boots
directly into Marble. However, the live experience was a little
flawed for me. I had no access to a wired network when I tested
Marble on my T42 laptop, while wireless drivers were completely
missing. This prevented me from downloading additional software,
like Ksnapshot, preventing me from documenting my session.
"I also tested it in a virtual machine and it would not complete
"I had to resort to install Marble on top of my Jaunty Gnome
desktop. Despite warnings of reduced functionality, everything
worked smoothly. Maps were downloaded automatically when found
missing and the KDE looks blended well with the distro, making for
a visually pleasing experience."