Google Earth released for free

  Kate B 17:42 29 Jun 2005

... sadly the beta is closed. Any chance of getting this news item updated?

  Mr Mistoffelees 19:53 29 Jun 2005

Google Earth website suggests they are making good progress to supporting further downloads and that we should check back daily. Gives no clue about how long the delay may be though.

  powerless 01:03 30 Jun 2005
  Kate B 01:10 30 Jun 2005

thanks for the link, Powerless!

  Al94 09:50 30 Jun 2005

Got it from Google Earth website this morning

  €dstowe 10:25 30 Jun 2005

I might think about trying it when they produce a version that doesn't require me to make changes to my computer settings - like screen resolution.

  Al94 12:13 30 Jun 2005

I think for a beta version it runs well and seems to have great potential. Bit slow to build detail on maps even on a 2mbs connection.

  Forum Editor 17:04 30 Jun 2005
  Pidder 18:17 30 Jun 2005

Is it really that good? Download time even with BB is about 2 hours. Also I find that Google Earth doesn't run on 98SE. Are we being left behind?

  The Spires 19:53 30 Jun 2005

I installed the NASA World Wind after following a from here a few weeks ago, it has kept me happy for many hours, great, (brilliant!) program & free.

  Forum Editor 20:02 30 Jun 2005

My link is to the NASA world viewer, and yes - it's that good.

As for:-

"Google Earth doesn't run on 98SE. Are we being left behind?"

Yes, it looks that way, at least as far as this is concerned. Why don't you upgrade to WindowsXP?

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