Re: How to install a bin file??
Google Earth is already in the Medibuntu repository. You should use repositories instead of just downloading programs from websites, for a number of reasons: It's easier to install, it allows you to keep on top of updates, it ensures that the program isn't maliciously modified in transit, and it makes it easy to remove when you're finished with it.
Originally Posted by chris.jericho
A "bin file" is just a program that can be run on Linux. First you need to make it executable, then you need to run it (as root - so it can install into a system-wide location).
The installer will run.
sudo chmod a+x <drag the file to the terminal>
sudo <drag the file to the terminal>
But install Google Earth via the repository. (www.medibuntu.org)
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.