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Google Earth Released for Linux!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Google Earth has finally been released for Linux! Since its launch for Microsoft, it has been one of my favorite programs, which I desperately hoped would come to Linux. Now it has! The release for Linux is a Beta (version 4), and there are some noticable improvements/ changes. You no longer need a fast 3D card, Google Earth works fine without it (although I did find that performance was a bit laggy with integrated graphics). After downloading the .bin file, remember to:

chmod a+x GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Before attempting to install. After that, simply:


A nice GUI will start up, guiding you through the rest of the installation. Upon start up, you may recieve a message saying that some fonts are missing. You can get these here. Have fun with Google Earth on you Linux system!
posted by linnerd40, Tuesday, June 13, 2006


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