In keeping with my Google-themed posts for today, here is some info on Google’s Liquid Galaxy Project.
Google engineers have combined their Google Earth Package with 8 High Definition monitors to deliver a stunning experience where the user steps inside a chamber of monitors and is fully immersed into the Google Earth Experience.
I use Windows XP in most of my lessons. However, my students do occasionally use Linux (usually Ubuntu or Fedora) as part of their lessons. In the past, I have had a couple of dedicated Ubuntu computers for the students to use when they needed to work with Linux. I did not like having those computers sitting idle most of the time. I had tried using dual boot options when installing Ubuntu, but I did not like the complexity of the steps. Mostly due to my own fault, my dual-boot installations always had something that did not go just right. I don’t have to worry about this with Wubi.
Ubuntu 9.04 is out and looks better than ever. I am in the process of installing it and setting up a Virtual Machine for Windows XP. As I have time to complete this project, I will post more details.
If you are unsure what Ubuntu is, go here. One day, I plan on writing an article about Ubuntu (just don’t know when).