Frank Neugebauer writes "Google Earth was created to put satellite imagery and other geographic information right on the (Windows) desktop. Unfortunately no Linux version is available jet. In the meantime the Linux Community was trying to get Google Earth running on a Linux Desktop.
This Tutorial will explain how to install and run it using VMware Player.
This solution seems to work much better (compared to Wine), but also reasonable fast and stable. The only disadvantage I can see in this solution is that you need an installable Windows version.
But if you have or can get a Windows CD (XP or 2000) then you really can fulfil your “dream of flying” ever on a Linux machine for free."
April 5, 2006