Google Earth System Requirements

PC System ConfigurationMac System ConfigurationLinux System Configuration

Operating System:Windows XP and laterWindows 7 and 8Mac OS X 10.6 or laterMac OS X 10.6.8 or laterKernel: 2.4 or later
glibc: 2.3.2 w/ NPTL or later
XFree86-4.0 or R6.7 or later
Kernel 2.6 or later
glibc 2.3.5 w/ NPTL or later R6.7 or later
CPU:Pentium 3, 500MhzPentium 4 2.4GHz+ or AMD 2400xp+Any Intel MacDual Core Intel MacPentium 3, 500Mhz
System Memory (RAM):Minimum 512MB | 1GB+ Recommended
Hard Disk (free space): Minimum 500MB | 2GB+ Recommended
Network Speed:Minimum 128 Kbits/sec | 768 Kbits/sec Recommended
Graphics Card:DirectX9 and 3D capable
VRAM Minimum 64MB | 256 MB Recommended
Screen:1024x768, "16-bit High Color" - DirectX 9 (to run in Direct X mode)1280x1024, "32-bit True Color"1024x768, "Thousands of Colors"1280x1024, "Millions of Colors"1024x768, "16-bit High Color" screen1280x1024, 32 bit color

LSB must be installed in order for Google Earth to run on Linux. Your operating system should install this dependency automatically when you install Google Earth.

Google Earth is officially supported against the most current versions of the Ubuntu and RHEL Linux distributions. Although we do not officially support Google Earth on other Linux distributions, many users have successfully run Google Earth on these platforms.