Explore the world - with Marble
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Torsten Rahn has been involved with KDE development and SUSE since the late 90ies. In 2007 he started to launch a new Free Software community project: Marble. Currently he works as a Qt specialist at basysKom. In his spare time he enjoys star gazing and playing the piano.
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openSUSE has got many software gems that cover a wide range of interests. The virtual globe Marble is certainly one of the highlights - and it's a true allrounder! It's not only suitable for mapping and navigation but also for science and education. Using openSUSE we show how Marble can be used to teach and learn about geography, world history and earth sciences - in a fascinating and playful way. As such it's used at schools as well as universities. We'll also have a look at the latest releases which add a new fun topic to the education mix: space science and astronomy.