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Re: is google earth safe to install?

On Tue, Sep 01, 2015 at 03:31:22AM -0500, rlharris@oplink.net wrote:
> On Tue, September 1, 2015 12:41 am, rlharris@oplink.net wrote:
> > To facilitate our search for property and discussion over the telephone
> > of various properties, my client wishes me to install google earth.
> >
> > I see that Debian has a google earth package.
> >
> > In view of our recent discussion "laptop protection in an office
> > network", I am curious as to what danger of compromise, if any, is
> > incurred by the installation of google earth.
> Answering my own question:  After installing the Debian package (which is
> a script to download google earth and make of it a Debian package) I would
> have proceded except for the fact that (according to the Debian README
> file, it currently works only on x86 packages, because google earth is an
> i386 binary.  But my laptop is an amd64.  And I am unwilling to run
> proprietary google code on my desktop machine.

In that case, consider "marble", which provides a similar "virtual
globe" and is LGPL 2.1+ licensed.


For more information, please reread.

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