Friday, April 25, 2008

Google Earth for Linux

Linspire, Inc., developer of, the free and easy to use one-click digital software delivery service for desktop Linux software, announced the immediate availability of Google Earth for Freespire 2.0, Linspire 6.0, Ubuntu 7.04 & 7.10 (32 bit) desktop Linux users. Available for download and installation with one-click through, Google Earth is a free software download from Google that combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google's search service to make the world's geographic information easily accessible and useful.

"We are excited to have Google Earth available to users of our one-click, free, Linux software delivery service," said Larry Kettler, President & CEO of Linspire, Inc. "With you have a complete software marketplace that provides easy access to everything that Linux users of all levels need."

Google Earth allows users to explore the world and create content overlays (KML files) to share explorations with others. In addition, Google Earth offers a wealth of imagery as well as geographic and astronomical information to the user.
Google Earth Features include:

# Web-based map services
# Integrated local search, including business listings and driving directions
# Tilt, zoom and rotate tools
# Search for businesses
# Virtual "Play" button gives a virtual helicopter tour of the user's route
# 3-D buildings - Placemarks saves geographic data for easy return to favorites
# Layers allow users to choose among dozens of layers to add to the view -- roads, dining, schools, railroads, stadiums, as well as terrain, borders, geographical features and many more
# Measure Tool helps users to get detail on a particular distance
Google Earth is available at

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