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Google Earth client for Linux

Postby mugstar » Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:19 am

About time!

Get it here

* Kernel: 2.4 or later
* glibc: 2.3.2 w/ NPTL or later
* XFree86-4.0 or x.org R6.7 or later
* CPU: Pentium 3, 500Mhz
* System Memory (RAM): 128MB
* Hard Disk: 400MB free space
* Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec
* Screen: 1024x768, 16 bit color
* Tested and works on the following OSs:
Ubuntu 5.10
Suse 10.1
Fedora Core 5
Linspire 5.1
Gentoo 2006.0
Debian 3.1
Red Hat 9

Be warned though, there's one hell of a license agreement...
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Re: Google Earth client for Linux

Postby M0PHP » Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:38 am

mugstar wrote:Be warned though, there's one hell of a license agreement...


What's one of those? :lol:
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RE: Re: Google Earth client for Linux

Postby Nobber » Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:18 pm

I like the way they say: "Download Google Earth - Mac or PC or Linux". Does Linux not run on a Mac or a PC, then? Oh well, time to dig my SPARC out, I suppose!
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Postby Hello » Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:22 pm

This is great because a big company like Google is taking advantage of Open Source and hopefully will push others too

Who reckons google are going to release their own distro then?
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Postby nelz » Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:34 pm

This isn't open source. It is a binary that only runs on x86-based Linux platforms.
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Postby Hello » Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:02 pm

nelz wrote:This isn't open source. It is a binary that only runs on x86-based Linux platforms.


Sorry I said it a bit wrong.

I meant they are sending it out without a big sticker saying "WINDOWS XP ONLY"
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Postby GMorgan » Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:40 pm

I'm already running this on Dapper. It works well enough but don't make the mistake I made in installing using sudo. It works by installing for one user in the home directory in the same style as wine. I've had to create a gksudo launcher to run it (imagine, an administrator password for Google Earth).
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Postby marco » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:21 pm

Hippie! Was always hoping that they release it for Linux as well. Google Earth is just great...
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