Mac OS X Earth

Google Earth Mac OS X IconOn my morning news check I found an interesting link. Seems to be a Mac OS X beta version of Google Earth. Unfortunately I can’t download and test it right now, but there are already a few screenshots and reviews around.

At home and able to test Google Earth on Mac OS X: on an iMac G5 2GHz RevB equipped with 1.5 GB RAM and connected via 3072/384 kbps to the internet it works nicely! After observing memory & cpu consumption for a while I would suggest to stuff some extra memory into your Mac before using Google Earth. Well, some extra memory for Mac OS X is always a good advice. IMHO the performance is comparable to the Windows XP machine in my office (a P4 3GHz with 1GB RAM). Anyhow, great to see Google Earth finally on Mac OS X!!

Google Earth on Mac OS X screenshot

The link above obviously leads to a leaked beta version of Google Earth for Mac OS X hosted by If you think this download violates your rights please send any further comments directly to

  • GoogleWatchBlog » Blog Archive » Google Earth für den Mac

    [...] Das Google an einer Earth-Version für Macs entwickelt geisterte schon lange als hartnäckiges Gerücht durch die Netzwelt, und vor wenigen Tagen sind dann erste Screenshots und auch Downloadlinks aufgetaucht, bei denen es sich aber nur um eine Beta-Version handelt, bei Google nicht unüblich. [...]

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