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Google Earth for Mac OS X (Beta)

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#1
As posted on the front page, Google Earth is in development for OS X (and has been for a while actually ;))

As I've managed to get my hands on it (Screen + Comments: http://speedyb.co.uk/?page=comment&sel=424), I thought I'd share with you lot, thanks to my uber-shite upload speed, it's taking a while to dump on rapidshare, but I'll post the link when it's up :D
 

X-Istence

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#6
The product being in beta is pretty good, things they will need to fix in my books:

1. When entering a fly to location, Apple + A needs to select the entire text in that box
2. The mouse movement should be smoother, that however could be due to my underpowered iBook

Overall, it is awesome. unfortunately the print function does not work, yet, so I will keep hoping that it will sometime in the near future.
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#7
Mouse movement works fine here, do you have your CPU use set to 'highest' in the energy preferences?

Also wouldn't have known about the print function, not having a printer hooked up at the moment :D
 

X-Istence

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#8
SPeedY_B said:
Mouse movement works fine here, do you have your CPU use set to 'highest' in the energy preferences?

Also wouldn't have known about the print function, not having a printer hooked up at the moment :D

Yes, CPU is set at highest. It is just jumpy, it jumps around. As in I try to move it a few CM's across my screen, instead it jumps the entire screen, moving what I wanted completely out of view.
 
#9
Now I'm on holiday I have the time to give this a quick roll and as usual, my home is so blurry I can just make out the roads. But as an application, its looking really good.

My mouse scrolling is very smooth on the 1.33GHz G4 with the Highest performance setting. Its something to keep an eye on for myself anyway. Very nice first attempt.

I'm still a little weary as to why this isnt showing up on the earth.google.com site as an Official Beta? Any ideas?
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#12
Probably an internal/private test, not really a beta, at a guess. Who knows.

either way, it works, and that's all that matters :D
 

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