Linux: Some Twinity members have attempted to run Twinity on Linux under Wine with various degrees of success.
In fact, one should ask the question: 'why does CISCO, the owner of Web Ex, maintain a very strong presence (including healthcare-related) in the world of Second Life and regularly conduct activities there?
(Same for IBM.)' Many bloggers and commentators have already discussed this and described some very early solutions attempting to combine the powers of Web Ex and 3-D worlds; for example: See also: Live meetings in 3-D virtual worlds vs. Boulos - April 2008 The message and the vehicle--technology should be a servant, not a goal: A richer 3D multimedia environment will not always result in more effective information acquisition and learning.
Furthermore, and in support of the above mentioned potential complementarity and synergy between both media, we are starting to see the 2D and 3D Webs gradually converge and merge; see, for example, the Flux project, this blog article and this application. We are spatial beings, living and interacting in a 3D (real/analogue) world.
So 3D virtual worlds are here to stay and eventually become one with/tightly and seamlessly integrated with the 2D Web over the coming months and years (rather than replace the 2D Web). Our voice communications are even spatialised (being able to discern the direction of voice/sound sources around us), and that's how the blind find their way in computerised 3D spaces.
It won't be the proprietary Second Life owned by Linden Lab in 2015, but the 3D Internet (Open Source/standards) will be there for sure! "Near photorealistic simulations, unthinkable eight years ago, have become the norm" Augmented and virtual reality are on the way but still face hurdles (not insurmountable) Comparing the 2D Web to 3D multi-user, immersive virtual worlds can be tricky, and some might consider it like comparing apples with oranges or comparing the experience of reading an online health information leaflet to that of having a face-to-face meeting with a clinician.
(Second Life will then become one out of many commercial, value-added providers - cf. Thinking otherwise would be like thinking 15 years ago that the (2D) Web will be proprietary, owned and run by a single company like Microsoft! The affordances of both media are different; they are also not mutually exclusive or a substitute for one another, but rather very complementary and synergistic in many ways.Your goal is to help the girls of Sex Station 7 escape the clutches of the Alpha Ministries oppresive genetic engineering program.Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 CPU: Pentium 4, Athlon XP 2.0 GHz, Intel® Core™ Duo 1.66 GHz or faster Memory:1 GB or more Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9550, Nvidia Ge Force FX 5200, Mobile Intel® 945GM or better, Shader model 2.0 Hard Disk:3 GB or more of free HD space Internet connection speed: Cable or DSL (broadband) Mac: Twinity has been tested under Boot Camp and Parallels on various Mac systems and has worked without any particular problems.These Metro toons go to town on each other fucking and sucking their little toon asses off.See famous pussies getting plunged by Super Hero cartoon dicks! Sex Station 7 is the first ever all adult XXX explicit first person shooter.Second Life is closer in many respects to face-to-face/social encounters, but also adds to them many exciting new dimensions, fantasy, and virtually endless possibilities--you name it.