How to install Google Earth 6.2 on Linux Mint 12 “Lisa”


Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D, and was created by Keyhole Inc, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) funded company acquired by Google in 2004 (see In-Q-Tel).

It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe.It was available under three different licenses, two currently: Google Earth, a free version with limited function; Google Earth Plus (discontinued), which included additional features; and Google Earth Pro ($399 per year), which is intended for commercial use. It is available for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Linux or Mac OS X.

Here is the step by step installation Google Earth 6.2 on Linux Mint 12.

Step 1: Open Terminal (Applications  —–> Accessories  —–> Terminal  or Ctrl + Alt + T).

Step 2: Install the Linux Standard Base Core.

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo apt-get install lsb-core

Step 3: Download the Google Earth current stable package.

32 bit version

raj@geeksite~/$ wget

64 bit version

raj@geeksite~/$ wget

Step 4: Install the downloaded Google Earth packages.

32 bit version

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb

64 bit version

raj@geeksite~/$ sudo dpkg -i google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb

That’s All. Now you can launch Google Earth (Applications —–> Internet —–> Google Earth).

Note: If you have encountered any problem while starting Google Earth, consider to install Microsoft True Type Fonts on Linux Mint 12.

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