Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Leaving Second Life? Confused by Open Sim? Two Tips
We are thinking about it. We are ticked off. But looking at some of the geeky materials about OpenSim might make us think twice, and crawl back to our abusive and arrogant partner, Linden Lab.
How the hell DO we find out about OpenSim? This post begins what I hope to be a series of tips for those considering an exodus, as I am.
1) Read Hypergrid Business regularly as you shop for a new home.
I want to thank Jokay, aka Jokay Wollongong of Second Life, for posting their easy-to-consult list of OpenSimulator hosts:
And John Lester for pointing out Maria Korolov's primer to OpenSim:
2) Learn how to use a third-party client instead of the SL default clients. Most things are in the same place as viewer 1.23. I've not switched, and do not plan to switch, to SL's Viewer 2.
Here are my favorites for OpenSim:
--Imprudence Viewer (Mac / Windows / Linux)
--Hippo Viewer (Windows / Linux)
--Hippo Viewer (Mac OS--Intel Processors. See bottom of page)
More to come! Got a tip? Send it my way!