Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Although Google Earth was impressive on Windows, I never used it because I do all of my work on a Linux laptop.
Hearing about the first-time release of Google Earth version 4 beta for Linux, I immediately pounced on the download and started exploring.
In a nutshell, this program is now truly cool and will save the everybody a lot of time and frustration with geography.
Downloading Google Earth for Linux was fairly painless. I browsed to the download page and clicked on the Beta 4 version. The "stable" version 3 is available for Windows and Mac OS X, but not Linux. But hey, when have I ever let a beta release stop me from checking out a Linux application?