Google Earth for Mac is finally out!!

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  1. lordmac macrumors regular

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  2. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Woo! Now THATS a decent product announcement!
     
  3. theBB macrumors 68020

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    Is it universal binary? :)

    (I would love to check it myself, but the site is busy.)
     
  4. vniow macrumors G4

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    No.
     
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  6. lordmac thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea no universal binary :( ,. Also seems to like ram a lot but it runs quite smooth on my 867mhz 12inch powerbook with 640mb of ram. just slighty choppy when i had safari with ten tabs (lol checking out all the mac and reactions.) , text edit , ichat and mail.
     
  7. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Bummer that it's Tiger only. One more reason for me to get off my fat butt and upgrade....:rolleyes:
     
  8. mpw Guest

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    I'd never used the PC version but had heard a lot of good things about it. I downloaded it just an hour ago and it's enthralling. I've always loved maps and this is just fantastic.

    Of course my house is lost in a blur but zooming into LA, London etc. is surreal.
     
  9. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Glad to see that it's officially available now, even though I've had the not-so-official beta for a while. Now if only Google would offer Mac versions of some of it's other stuff.
     
  10. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    oh wow! ive been waiting ages for this to arrive! i can see my huse in all its detail! and my university!
     
  11. Tigger7 macrumors newbie

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    runs perfectly on my iBook G4 1.33!! I think the new FIOS internet helps out a tad bit.:)
     
  12. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Won't launch on my old iMac (17"), lots of memory leak messages in the console, then... nothing.. :eek:
     
  13. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Are you running Tiger?
     
  14. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Yup!

    A weird thing just happened though - just a few seconds after I posted, the window finally appeared on the iMac's screen. From the console messages, I can see it took just 1 hour and 17 minutes to launch! Bring on the Intel Macs, pleeeeeze! :D
     
  15. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    I downloaded the beta a while back & I agree that it's absolutely fascinating. I spent a good long time just zooming around. :)

    I don't know how often the photos are upgraded - I could clearly see my ex-housemate's car outside our old flat - and we moved out a couple of years ago.
     
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    This thing is very jumpy on my 1.8 G5 iMac. Kinda like stop motion animation only choppier. It actually worked more smoothly (still choppy) on my dual 533 G4. Really unusable for me considering I've got a decent Windows machine that runs it very nicely. Oh well, it's only beta. Hopefully things will get better.
     
  17. castlema macrumors member

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    And now our downfall as a society is complete. Google Earth promises the end of productivity as we know it.

    Damn their Evil Plan!
     
  18. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    And replace with an official beta...
     
  19. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I have the PC version running at home on a PIII 550Mhz, 512MB RAM and Radeon 7000 32MB. Performance is pretty good - better than I excpected really.
     
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    I hear you. :)
     
  22. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

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    Brilliant! I've been lusting after this for ages!

    Tips: in preferences increase RAM cache, detail area size, and elevation exaggeration. I knew 2GB would be useful one day (;) )

    Then fly somewhere dramatic like Grenoble, or Khatmandu.

    And adjust the tilt. Beautiful.
     
  23. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    I had no problems with the Beta version, but printing was not supported (whenever you would click print).

    Printing is supported in the version released yesterday, but everytime I try to print, Google Earth quits.

    Other than that, this is a great app.
     
  24. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    Is this release still Beta?

    as in the same version that was all over Bit Torrent?
     
  25. Lazyhound macrumors regular

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    Yes, no.
     

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