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America's Cup Challenge: Macs excluded

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America's Cup Challenge: Macs excluded –

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Luna Rossa and Mascalzone Latino are the two Italian boats participating in the America's Cup and the initial Louis Vuitton Cup which will determine the finalists.

In New Zealand the best of world sailing competes at the highest level and among the "consortia" that fight there is also the one headed by the eccentric head of Oracle, as well as former Apple adviser and personal friend of Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, who at the head (and sometimes even at the controls) of the boat "Oracle BMW Racing" representing the Golden Gate Yachting Club of San Francisco.

But not for this reason that Macity deals with the topic. Rather, the reason for the news you are reading is aimed at signaling that from an IT point of view, the America's Cup does not have great sympathies for the Mac.

In fact, fans with a non-Windows compatible machine who want to take advantage of 3D graphics simulation to understand positions, routes and strategies and available on the Internet, will be disappointed.

The system, called Virtual Spectator, not only requires $ 25 payment to have all the animations in real time on your computer but only for WinNT or Win98 / 2k / XP.

No mention of the Mac version n on the generic site operated by Yahoo! in English n on the localized site managed by Virgilio in Italian.

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