Google Earth for Mac OS X Coming Soon

According to Apple Insider, a much anticipated test version of Google Earth for Mac OS X has begun limited circulation for testing purposes. I’m really glad to hear about this, because a lot of visually oriented people use Macs and so I can only imagine they will be even greater fans of Google Earth than most Windows users once they get their own native version of the program.
As soon as a version is available publicly, I will of course report it here at the Google Earth Blog. In the meantime, if you follow the link to Apple Insider above you will find some screenshots of the Mac Version to whet your appetite. Also, go to OgleEarth for all kinds of reviews and comments (Stefan has been eagerly anticipating this release for some time).
[EDIT: Another story here at the Unofficial Apple Weblog PLEASE NOTE that the test version circulating is a not-intended-for-public release which was leaked to the net. I’m sure Google will release an “official” beta test soon.]

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. mary sanchez says:

    this is so cool

  2. Looks like the leaked version is for Mac OS X 10.4 only, hopefully the officially release will support Panther as well…

  3. and for linux ?
    Linux users are really hoping GE come soon…

  4. It’s working well for me with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Does anyone know what the actual system requirements are for Macs?

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