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I'm new to Linux. How come I can just install Google Earth with one click through software center on Linux Mint, but I have to jump through hoops with Ubuntu?

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closed as too localized by jrg Feb 24 '12 at 22:40

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What is the question and what hoops do you have to jump through? –  RolandiXor Aug 29 '11 at 15:09
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Ubuntu has the package googleearth-package that downloads and installs Google Earth for you so you don't need more than one click either.

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You didn't specify much, but you most likely haven't enabled the repository. Assuming you are in GNOME, Go to System->Administration->Software Sources. then check the boxes next to “Community-maintained Open Source software (universe)” and “Software restricted by copyright or legal issues (multiverse)” Hit Close, Hit Reload Then you will be able to install through Synaptic

{EDIT} You should also make sure that the other boxes are checked. Only on the Ubuntu Software tab, and excluding the source code one :P

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