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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 the boot.

"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."

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