We apologize for the inconvenience, but Google Earth has crashed. This is a bug in the program, and should never happen under normal circumstances.

It was a great to see the native port of Google Earth for Linux, which was released 2 weeks ago. I downloaded it last week, but installed it today on my Mandriva box. I ran it, but it crashed.

I retried, but it kept on dying at random intervals. It lasted from 30 seconds to 15 minutes, while showing me the sneak peak of it’s capabilities. I zoomed on Buriganga river and saw some ships. The national stadium at Gulistan looked remarkable too.

I’m sure that the random crashes has something to do with my X server configuration, but right now I’m feeling too lazy to search for a fix. Google demanded that it works under Fedora 5 and Ubuntu 5.10, but I didn’t bother to check. I’ll patiently wait till the stable version of Google Earth 4 is out!