Linux Google Earth native binary updated v4.0 beta available for download

Posted on in Categories Linux desktop last updated September 18, 2006

Google Earth is a free-of-charge, downloadable virtual globe program. It maps the entire earth by pasting images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS over a 3D globe.

This version (4.0 beta) is native Linux version, it USES QT 3, and not wine. Few months back I had attempted to use wine based version. It was a bad experience.

Google recommend following configuration:
=> Kernel 2.6 or later
=> glibc 2.3.5 w/ NPTL or later
=> x.org R6.7 or later
=> System Memory (RAM): 512MB
=> Hard Disk: 2GB free space
=> Network Speed: 768 Kbits/sec
=> Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 32MB of VRAM
=> Screen: 1280×1024, 32 bit color

Google Earth puts a planet’s worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like Maui and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more. It is a worth to try out software.

=> Google Earth native Linux (QT3) Download Link

Linux installation notes
$ wget http://dl.google.com/earth/GE4/GoogleEarthLinux.bin
$ chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
$ ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Enjoy!

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+.

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