The ArcGIS Explorer team has released the update to build 440 that addresses some of the issues that cropped up:

  • Fixes problems on startup that have occurred with certain graphics cards and drivers.
  • Fixes symbol display issues that have occurred with certain graphics cards and drivers.
  • Resolves a problem with vector lines flickering when the globe is tilted.

The ArcGIS Explorer team has really been working hard and it shows. If you can do this with ArcGIS Explorer, why can’t you do it with ArcGIS Desktop? I think everyone would like smaller incremental releases.