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Applications and Linux

Monday, March 13, 2006

I keep Windows XP on one of my hard drive for use with some applications that just won't run under Linux or arn't substitutable. One of these programs is Google Earth. I love Google Earth, and find it one of the most ingenious peices of software out there. But why must I switch to my Windows hard drive just to use one application? Why doesn't Google come out with a version of Google Earth for Linux? Why must things be this way? I was suprised that Google didn't offer any of their software for use under Linux. Google is a large Open Source supporter and all their servers run on a stripped down Linux Kernel. I realize there are ways to install Google Earth on Linux using WINE (see here), but not everyone can do that. I think more companies should start offering Linux versions of their products. Doesn't the future lie in Open Source anyway?
posted by linnerd40, Monday, March 13, 2006


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