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How to install Google Earth Pro on Linux

Did you know that Google Earth Pro is available for Linux? That’s right! It is possible to install Google’s amazing globe viewing tool on most mainstream Linux operating systems. In this guide, we’ll show you how to get it up and running!

Note: you will need a Google account to enjoy the more advanced features of Earth Pro.

Ubuntu installation instructions

If you’re an Ubuntu user, you’re in luck! It is incredibly easy to get Google Earth Pro up and running on your Linux PC. To start the installation, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Then, once the terminal window is open, click on this link here to go to the Google Earth website.

On the Google Earth website, you will see “Download Google Earth Pro for PC, Mac, or Linux”. At this page, look for the section that says,”Please select your download package.” Under this, you will see “64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)” and “64 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE)”. Select the Ubuntu option with the mouse. Then, click on the “Agree and Download” button to start the download process.

When the downloading process is complete (it shouldn’t take long), go to the terminal that you opened up earlier, and use the CD command to move the terminal session into the “Downloads” directory, where the Google Earth Pro DEB package is.

cd ~/Downloads

Inside of the “Downloads” directory, the installation of Google Earth Pro can begin on your Ubuntu Linux PC. The installation is quite easy, thanks to Ubuntu’s ability to install packages with the Apt package manager, rather than requiring DPKG.

sudo apt install ./google-earth-pro-stable_current_amd64.deb

When the installation is complete, Google Earth Pro is ready to use on your Ubuntu Linux PC!

Debian installation instructions

Google Earth Pro is available as a DEB package download on their website. As a result, you’ll be able to get the latest Google Earth Pro set up on your Debian Linux PC. To get started, open up a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T or Ctrl + Shift + T on the keyboard. Then, head over to the Google Earth Pro website by clicking on this link.

On the website page, you will see “Download Google Earth Pro for PC, Mac, or Linux.” Under that, there is a message that tells you,” Please select your download package.” Select the “64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)” option, and click on the “Agree and Download” button to begin the downloading process.

When the downloading process is complete, return to the terminal window on your Debian Linux PC. Then, use the CD command to move the terminal session into the “Downloads” directory, where the Google Earth Pro DEB package is.

cd ~/Downloads

Once inside of “Downloads”, the installation can begin. Using the dpkg command, load up the latest release of Google Earth Pro on your computer. Keep in mind that if errors happen during the installation, you will be able to fix it by following this guide.

sudo dpkg -i google-earth-pro-stable_current_amd64.deb

Following the installation of Google Earth Pro on Debian Linux, the app will be ready to use! Enjoy!

Arch Linux installation instructions

Google does not outright support Arch Linux or any of the operating systems based on it, which is unfortunate. However, you will still be able to get Google Earth Pro up and running on your Arch (or Manjaro) system thanks to the power of the AUR. To start the installation, use the pacman command to install both the “Git” and “Base-devel” packages.

sudo pacman -S git base-devel

After installing the two packages, use the git clone command to grab Trizen, the AUR helper tool. It will make installing Google Earth Pro much easier.

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git cd trizen
makepkg -sri

Once Trizen is installed, you can quickly set up Google Earth Pro on your Arch system with a single trizen -S command.

trizen -S google-earth-pro

Fedora installation instructions

Are you using Fedora Linux and want to get your hands on Google Earth Pro? Here’s what to do. First, head over to the Google Earth Pro download page. Then, once on the download page, look for “Please select your download package”. Under that message, you’ll see two download choices. Select “64 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE)” to download Google Earth Pro for Fedora Linux.

Allow your PC to download the RPM package to your Fedora PC. When the process is complete, open up a terminal window. Then, use the CD command to move the terminal session into the “Downloads” directory.

cd ~/Downloads

Inside of the “Downloads” directory, the Google Earth Pro RPM package resides. To get the RPM package installed on your Fedora Linux PC, you need only run the dnf install command below.

sudo dnf install google-earth-pro-stable-current.x86_64.rpm

Once the RPM package is installed on Fedora, Google Earth Pro is ready to use!

OpenSUSE installation instructions

To start the installation, head over to the Google Earth Pro download page. Once on the page, find the section that says “Please select your download package.” Under this message, you will see two different download choices. Check the box next to “64 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE)” to download the RPM package for your OpenSUSE Linux PC.

When the RPM is done downloading, launch a terminal window on the OpenSUSE desktop. Then, use the CD command to move the terminal session into the “Downloads” directory.

cd ~/Downloads

Now that the terminal session is in the “Downloads” directory, the installation of Google Earth Pro on OpenSUSE can begin. Using the zypper install command, get Google Earth Pro working.

sudo zypper install google-earth-pro-stable-current.x86_64.rpm

When the RPM package is installed, Google Earth Pro is ready to use on OpenSUSE!

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