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Old 07-08-2006, 01:03 PM   #61
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Google earth was ported to linux by Ryan Gordon. If you are interested, Ryan Gordon was interviewed on the podcast FLOSS Weekly. He mainly talked about SDL and porting games to Linux and other platforms.
http://twit.tv/floss8
 
Old 08-19-2006, 05:07 PM   #62
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mgworld,

As far as OS's go there's a money issue attached to the question...

"The three largest operating system groups in the world are Microsoft, Macintosh and Linux (not in any order)"

Never worked in industry ? You may want to add the three big players - Solaris, HPUX and AIX .. unless you don't consider Sun, HP & IBM influential.

So for me at work and at home, I'd prefer to see an avenue that gives access across the board.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 05:25 PM   #63
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This point is now moot as a native version of Google Earth is now available for Linux. Picasa has wine as part of it.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 05:43 PM   #64
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My thoughts on this:

Im relatively comfortable with companys putting *nix on the backburner because, as past stated, it is a minority of the croud. Im sure some awesome coder out there is going to reverse engineer it and release something even if google does decide to release a *nix version.

I, personaly, dont think google is trying to crap on linux in any way; and even if they are, im not taking it personaly. I really have no interest in the program as i dont see how i would use it anyway. But even still, since it is in its early stages, i see why they would go for a windows version first, and the no-mention of *nix couldnt bother me less as most of us should be used to seeing that anyway. Just becuase its google and they are supporters of the open source community doesnt mean that they have to release every bit of software compatable with every system out there. Also, people who use windows are more willing to pay for software as they had to pay for their OS and im sure that the price tag on linux was, if even a minor role, one of the reasons most of us switched to linux.

Some people just take too much offence to this kind of stuff.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 07:20 PM   #65
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Again, Google Earth is now available for Linux (and has been for a little while now). Go to http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html and look to the right of the page. You will see that you can download and install it on Linux. It is also a native app, which means it doesn't need Wine or any other emulator.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 05:03 PM   #66
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Earth is very limited, most places dont rate to get any kind of detail in images and places with detail are so old that with the rapid growth(humans can not seem to control) the details are not recognizable.
cute toy, but for any real app it is nothing more than flash to impress the ignorant.
not running on linux, who care
 
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Earth is very limited, most places dont rate to get any kind of detail in images and places with detail are so old that with the rapid growth(humans can not seem to control) the details are not recognizable.
Surely that's the same with any map? Because that's all it is, an interactive map that can show in simple terms or with buildings.
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cute toy, but for any real app it is nothing more than flash to impress the ignorant.
not running on linux, who care
For crying out loud, read my post which is just above you. Directly above you. I can understand reading the first post and rushing to respond, but my post is right above your post.
 
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