After Google presented Google Earth a few time ago, now Google shows some respect for the Linux users and is making available a Google Earth Linux Version.
There is not much to say except that Google Earth is an application which tries to map the Earth. You have maps, satellite images. Keep in consideration that the application is a broadband, 3D and not all computers can run it.
Available for download at Google Earth Website, you can find there two versions: Google Earth version 3 (stable version) and Google Earth 4 (beta version).
Also, you can find also the requirements, but we here they are for Linux Version.
Here is what Google Earth Version 4 needs to run on a Linux machine:
- 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
More, Google tested Google Earth version 3 on the following Linux versions and we hope that the 4th version will run smooth and without problems also:
- Ubuntu 5.10
- Suse 10.1
- Fedora Core 5
- Linspire 5.1
- Gentoo 2006.0
- Debian 3.1
- Red Hat 9