Google Earth for Mac OS X

The Google Earth application is now available directly from Google themselves. You may begin downloading your copy from http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html. A quick rundown of what Google Earth is all about:

It’s a globe that sits inside your PC. You point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you want to explore. Satellite images and local facts zoom into view. Tap into Google search to show local points of interest and facts. Zoom to a specific address to check out an apartment or hotel. View driving directions and even fly along your route.

From my experience using Google Earth, it’s a bandwidth sucker and requires some pretty good hardware resources. Here are some of the minimum requirements Google mentioned (note, these are MINIMUM requirements):

  • OS: Windows 2000, XP, or Mac OS X (10.4)
  • CPU: 600MHz
  • Free Hard Disk Space: 400 MB
  • System RAM: 128 MB
  • Video RAM: 16 MB
  • Screen Resolution: 1024×768, 32-bit color
  • Internet: 128 Kbps (“broadband”)

Even with these requirements, Google Earth is a joy to use. Travel the world NOW!

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