Install latest Google Earth in Ubuntu

Google Earth puts a planet’s worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. View exotic locales like London, and Paris as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.

Google earth as at the time of writing this post cannot be installed on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. This is due to the required ia32-libs which is deprecated and no longer available in Ubuntu 13.10. To install Google Earth on 64bit OS, we will install the 32bit package and its dependencies

64bit OS

sudo apt-get install libc6-i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsm6:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libxext6:i386 libxrender1:i386 libx11-6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 lsb-core

wget -O google-earth64.deb http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i google-earth64.deb

sudo rm google-earth64.deb

32bit OS

wget -O google-earth32.deb http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i google-earth32.deb

sudo apt-get -f install; rm google-earth32.deb

[box type=”info” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]To get a better font in Google Earth, install the MSttCoreFonts:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

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