How to install Google Earth on Ubuntu GNU/Linux.

Posted: October 19, 2016. At: 7:39 PM. This was 1 year ago. Post ID: 9827
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Firstly, install the prerequisites for the Google Earth installation.

jason$ sudo apt-get install lsb-core

Then we need to download the Debian apt package of Google Earth.

jason$ wget -O google-earth64.deb
--2016-10-19 16:05:07--
Resolving (, 2404:6800:4006:802::200e
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 45674860 (44M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: 'google-earth64.deb’
google-earth64.deb              100%[=======================================================>]  43.56M   746KB/s    in 50s     
2016-10-19 16:05:58 (889 KB/s) - 'google-earth64.deb’ saved [45674860/45674860]

Then install the downloaded Debian apt package with the dpkg command.

jason$ sudo dpkg -i google-earth64.deb 
[sudo] password for jason: 
(Reading database ... 396202 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack google-earth64.deb ...
Unpacking google-earth-stable ( over ( ...
Setting up google-earth-stable ( ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for menu (2.1.47ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...

And we have Google Earth on our machine!

Google Earth running on Ubuntu.
Google Earth running on Ubuntu.

That is how easy this is! And Google Earth runs very fast on an Ubuntu system with Nvdia drivers.

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