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    Downloads

    OK i am new to Linux down loaded some items that have worked without issue but downloaded Google earth but cannot get it to run must be missing something to install any help appreciated
    Ian

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    Re: Downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by ian1951 View Post
    OK i am new to Linux down loaded some items that have worked without issue but downloaded Google earth but cannot get it to run must be missing something to install any help appreciated
    Ian

    welcome to the forum,

    in linux you don't have to download everything from the internet, just use the package manager/ software centre to find out what you require.

    you can install google earth, but you have to download the ' deb ' package for your architecture( 32bit or 64bit) from the internet. it is not available in the ubuntu repositories.

    after that, you just have to do it in the windows way, click it and it will be opened in software centre.
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    Re: Downloads

    Hello and Welcome

    You should be able download/save the appropriate 32 or 64 bit package and double click to open with the software center. http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html

    To check if you have a 32 or 64 bit kernel use the following command.
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    uname -a
    If you have the correct Google Earth package please describe the problem in more detail.
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    Re: Downloads

    Welcome to the forums Ian, installing software in Ubuntu is incredibly easy if you do it the smart way. Here is what I recommend:

    1. Google "google earth site:ubuntu.com"
    2. This site is the very first hit: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GoogleEarth
    (notice the link is ubuntu.com so it can be trusted)
    3. Follow the easy instructions.
    4. If you have problems/errors then post back and be descriptive i.e. "I tried the how-to from Snowpine's link, but when I try step 3 I get the following error message _____." (use copy & paste to copy the exact error message)

    Good luck, and remember, if something seems difficult in Ubuntu, stop, take a deep breath, and find out if there's an easier way !!

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    Re: Downloads

    Thanks to all who replied managed to sort the problem

    Ian

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