[amsat-bb] Re: Information Request
mschulz at creative-chaos.com
Thu Aug 4 08:45:26 PDT 2011
So what you're saying is that I should use Windows, even though I don't want to? I did not know
that it was mandatory to use a certain OS in order to use the satellites. I also did not know that
purchasing a piece of software was the only way to support AMSAT. Shame on me :)
I was just making a suggestion not based on the fact that it's free of charge (re-read my mail) but
based on the fact that Gpredict supports other platforms as Windows.
And no, I don't feel guilty about not using Windows for my shack PC while I'm typing this on my Mac.
Have a lovely day.
On Aug 4, 2011, at 10:38 AM, Dee wrote:
> And you and Nigel should feel guilty about using the sats that others
> contribute to and support- Try putting up your own...Don't know what
> beef you have against those that are trying to get better sats in
> orbit, but if you continue to omit and not support the facts that they
> cost money and NEED support, so goes that end of the hobby...I for
> one, do not wish for this to happen- Different discussion. Go
> ARRISat-1 !
> Dee, NB2F
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Information Request
> You should switch to GPredict it's free (as in freedom) and open
> source and available
> for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
> 73 Mike K5TRI
> On Aug 4, 2011, at 10:21 AM, Nigel A. Gunn, W8IFF/G8IFF wrote:
>> You should switch to Orbitron.
>> It's free and you don't have to pay for it.
>> On 08/04/2011 02:59 PM, Dee wrote:
>>> You should switch to SATPC32 available at the AMSAT website for
>>> purchase since this is the program AMSAT supports..
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