Saturday, December 11, 2010

Install Google Earth on Linux Machine

Google Earth is nothing new. It’s been around for a while and in use by millions. But many people don’t know that Google Earth has a Linux client that can be installed on just about Linux distribution.
In this article or post, I will let you know the installation of Google Earth for your Linux box.

Minimum requirements :
  • 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): 256MB
  • Hard Disk: 400MB free space
  • Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec
  • Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 16MB of VRAM – Screen: 1024×768, “16-bit High Color” screen
The recommended requirements are:
  • 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

You need to download the installation file from here. Once you have that on your hard drive (let’s assume it was downloaded to ~/Downloads) it’s time to get to work. The first steps are:

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Change to the ~/Downloads directory.
  3. Issue the command chmod u+x GoogleEarthLinux.bin to give the file executable permissions.
  4. Issue the command sudo ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin to start the installation process.


After you execute the above commands, you need to configure the Google Earth using the GUI window appeared which looks similar to the above one.
  • Install Path is the path where you wanna install your application.
  • Symbolic link is the one like shortcut.
        Upon completion of installation the installer will allow you to start the program by clicking the Start button. If you don’t want to run it then you can always use the command googleearth to start Google Earth.
My review on this application is that it works fine like that on any other Operating System(OS).

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