Download and Install Google Earth from the official website:
Download the .deb package from earth.google.com. Then use this command to install this .deb:
sudo dpkg -i google-earth-*.deb
It may prompt missing dependencies, just install them use
apt-get command then:
sudo apt-get -f install
Fix the ugly fonts:
After installation, at first launch if you get following unreadable fonts. Just install MSttCoreFonts by:
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
If still not satisfied, try following method from ubuntuforums.org
Following fixes may or may not work, try them at your own risk!
Method 1: Downloadand save it into ~/Downloads, then run following commands in terminal to extract the package and copy and paste into google earth installation directory:
sudo apt-get install p7zip-full #insall p7zip command line 7zip. cd ~/Downloads/ #navigate to the download folder 7z x replacement.7z #extract downloaded package cd replacement #navigate to the extracted folder sudo cp -r * /opt/google/earth/free/ #copy all in the folder to..
Method 2. Try this on omgubuntu. If you tried method 1 and it failed, completely remove google-earth via synaptic package manager and reinstall it before this.