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cuberts
April 27th, 2010, 02:22 AM
Hi, so I figured that I would help people today, by teaching you how to install google earth on Ubuntu.

Now it is a bit more challenging that just installing it on Windows, because on Linux, google earth is not default.
I decided to teach this because I thought that a lot of people might like google earth, because I do-especially the newest version.

Steps:
1. Open up a terminal
(Applications>accesories>terminal)
2. Type this code into the terminal

sudo apt-get install googleearth-package
3. After that is done, then you will have to type this code in the terminal

make-googleearth-package --force
4. Now when you do that it will give you a bunch of warnings, so just ignore those.
5. When you have all of that, that will have unpacked the package, then you can go to your home file (places>home folder>)
6. Find the file with the box icon, which should say google earth.
7. From there it is pretty straight forward- just simply install it, and have fun!

JOHNNYG713
April 27th, 2010, 02:49 AM
At the bottom pick your Arch. ! This is a . deb it will install it for you. you just have to accpet the licence
http://packages.medibuntu.org/karmic/googleearth.html

Or install through Ubuntu Tweak !
Lucid
http://launchpad.net/ubuntu-tweak/0.5.x/0.5.3/+download/ubuntu-tweak_0.5.3-1~lucid1_all.deb
Karmic
http://launchpad.net/ubuntu-tweak/0.5.x/0.5.3/+download/ubuntu-tweak_0.5.3-1~karmic1_all.deb

gunnarlinux
April 27th, 2010, 02:51 AM
Thanks for the guide! Theres not much on this fantastic application...

note32
April 27th, 2010, 03:07 AM
thanks=D>

tekkidd
April 27th, 2010, 03:15 AM
Thanks

BTW you can also do it this way

Download the package from googles web site: http://earth.google.com/

then


cd /download/directory

then


chmod +x <filename>

then


sudo ./filename

Follow the installer and their ya go

ttshivers
April 27th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Thanks. Now I can install Google Earth on my computer.