What’s google earth.com
Google Earth.com is stunning, it is another great package from the kings who can do no wrong. Simply follow 2 steps to take advantage of this great free download from Google for any holiday traveler. Google Earth.com is going to take some processing power, so firstly make sure you meet the minimum spec on your machine by checking the following before you download it:
- Windows 2000, or XP
- Pentium 3, 500Mhz
- 128M RAM
- 400MB disk space
- Network speed: 128Kbits/sec
- 3D-capable video card with 16Mbytes of VRAM
- 1024×768, “16-bit High Color” screen
- “Google Earth” is a free product and shares an installer with “Google Earth Plus”. You can upgrade your Google Earth to Plus via the Help menu.
- “Google Earth Plus” This version is for non-commercial use only
- This version supports Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
- It does run on Windows Server 2003 and XP-x64.
- It does not run on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, or Windows ME.
- There are known issues with “Windows XP for tablet PCs” and Windows XP Media Center.
- It has also been tested successfully with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) with this exception:
- A minimum screen size of 1024×768 pixels is required. Also, “True Color (32-bit)” resolution and a sufficient graphics card are required for clamped filled polygons; otherwise, they will be displayed
as outlines only.
- The default OpenGL graphics rendering engine is the usually the best from both a performance and visual quality perspective for Google eart.
- The DirectX version of Google Earth.com can be selected in the Preferences panel. If there is a problem at startup, you can also change it from the Start Menu item. Use it on older machines and laptop computers that have trouble with the default OpenGL version.
- The DirectX version of Google Earth.com requires DirectX 8.1 or newer.
I would suggest you try it now. It really is an incredible tool from Google and will prove to be great from a educational and useful viewpoint , especially when they start adding Google Maps and Google Local to it.