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    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    The Linux version of Google Earth does not use wine at all. It is a native port.

    hcvv, the info on being able to install GE systemwide was new to me, thank you for that. It indeed is more compliant to the "Linux way".
    Yes, it is. And I found out like you, by blundering into yet another thread about GoogleEarth some time ago (after I complained that I had to install it three times for three different users and was told I did I did not do that very clever ).
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    On 01/24/2011 02:36 PM, hcvv wrote:
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    > gropiuskalle;2281680 Wrote:
    >> The Linux version of Google Earth does not use wine at all. It is a
    >> native port.
    >>
    >> hcvv, the info on being able to install GE systemwide was new to me,
    >> thank you for that. It indeed is more compliant to the "Linux way".

    >
    > Yes, it is. And I found out like you, by blundering into yet another
    > thread about GoogleEarth some time ago (after I complained that I had to
    > install it three times for three different users and was told I did I
    > did not do that very clever ).
    >
    >

    and, i just installed it by simply going to google, selecting the rpm
    for my chip, clicking agree...a firefox pop up asked how to handle it,
    and opted for "Open with Install/Remove Software (default)", gave the
    root password [strong] when requested...fini, no problem AND this

    :~> which google-earth
    /usr/bin/google-earth

    tells me it automatically lands in the right system place...yipee!

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    Here's the thread about it:
    Google earth install

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    Ah the rpm was a new one much easier, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 01/24/2011 02:36 PM, hcvv wrote:
    >
    > gropiuskalle;2281680 Wrote:
    >> The Linux version of Google Earth does not use wine at all. It is a
    >> native port.
    >>
    >> hcvv, the info on being able to install GE systemwide was new to me,
    >> thank you for that. It indeed is more compliant to the "Linux way".

    >
    > Yes, it is. And I found out like you, by blundering into yet another
    > thread about GoogleEarth some time ago (after I complained that I had to
    > install it three times for three different users and was told I did I
    > did not do that very clever ).
    >
    >

    and, i just installed it by simply going to google, selecting the rpm
    for my chip, clicking agree...a firefox pop up asked how to handle it,
    and opted for "Open with Install/Remove Software (default)", gave the
    root password [strong] when requested...fini, no problem AND this

    :~> which google-earth
    /usr/bin/google-earth

    tells me it automatically lands in the right system place...yipee!

    --
    DenverD
    CAVEAT: C A V E A T [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.4.4
    release 3, Thunderbird3.0.11,]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11
    On second thought I'm not sure I like this, it adds a repo to my system without asking, and a file, althoug empty, to /etc/cron.daily. and /usr/bin/google-earth is just a symlink to /opt/google/earth/free/googleearth, so nothing has changed there. Well, now I'm aware of this but I would have preferred the old .run-installer.

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    I am a bit confused. When I search for "google earth download" with Google, I am offered Google Earth, which is a dutch site. When I click there on "Akkoord gaan en downloaden" (no need to translate imho) I get the file GoogleEarthLinux.bin. Make it executable, run it either as user (to get it installed for the user) or as root (install system wide). In both cases an icon is added to Kmenu > Internet > More Programs (for the user or for every KDE user as applicable, I guess that this is also true for Gnome).

    And with a system wide install it is stored in /opt and there is a link
    Code:
    henk@boven:~> l $(which googleearth)
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 30 jan 16 20:33 /usr/local/bin/googleearth -> /opt/google-earth//googleearth*
    henk@boven:~>
    I do not understand where some people above get that RPM from. I looked also at Google Earth: Download Google Earth for PC, Mac, or Linux and got the same file. Can somebody please explain where that RPM is to be found?
    Henk van Velden

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    Oh I didn't notice that until now, for some reason when I today run a google search fr "google earth" I ended up on an English version download site, my settings are swedish, and there are the rpm's. If change language to swedish I also get the .run-installer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hank_se View Post
    Oh I didn't notice that until now, for some reason when I today run a google search fr "google earth" I ended up on an English version download site, my settings are swedish, and there are the rpm's. If change language to swedish I also get the .run-installer.
    Do you know which URL that was. Above I refer to a .com one. Did you have a .uk one?
    Henk van Velden

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    The english one is this:
    Google Earth: Download Google Earth for PC, Mac, or Linux
    The swedish is this:
    Google Earth: Hämta Google Earth för PC, Mac eller Linux

    The difference seems to be "/intl/sv/" in the url.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hank_se View Post
    The english one is this:
    Google Earth: Download Google Earth for PC, Mac, or Linux
    The swedish is this:
    Google Earth: Hämta Google Earth för PC, Mac eller Linux

    The difference seems to be "/intl/sv/" in the url.
    I tried both URLs:
    The .com one gives me a big button: Akkoord en downloaden (it apparently is language sensitive).
    The intl/sv one gives the button: Godknn og hmta.
    But when I click them both offer me the download of dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoggleEarthLinux.bin
    I nowhere see any RPM there.

    BUT WAIT
    I did all this in Konqueror. When I use FF on the same address I get a completely different looking page where I can choose between four downloads:
    32 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)
    64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)
    32 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE)
    64 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE)
    Well, this is ........... Yes what is this?

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