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Old 11-05-2018, 09:48 PM   #1
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Google Earth Now Runs Only On Chrome? Did I Read That Right?

My ancient version of Google Earth finally stopped working, like they told me it would, and I went to (guess) Google to be forced to use something I didn't need or want.

Guess what?

I can't have the fucking thing at all now. Their page says it only runs on Chrome now.

I guess I should come outta my cave every now and then cuz that blew my fucking mind.

Did I read that right? You'll run it on a browser you fucking hate or you won't have it all.

I ain't doing it. I'm drawing a line. This is my hill.

I'm happy w/Firefox, and I'm not downloading Chrome just to look at aerial pix a few times a year. I'll get by with GoogleMaps, if it still works for the non-Google-ade drinkers. I'll just have to click eleventeen things off the fucking screen every goddamn time I use it.

Everything gets worse. Nothing gets better. And nothing else is gonna get better, either.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:09 PM   #2
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Go to ninite and download it from them. They have the most recent version.

You can still run it on your machine and not through Chrome. Google is trying to trick you.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:21 AM   #3
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Their page says it only runs on Chrome now.
Their page says Google Earth 9 only runs on Chrome for now, other browsers to be added shortly. You can run 7.3 which is Google Earth Pro.

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Google Earth Pro
Google Earth Pro was originally the business-oriented upgrade to Google Earth, with features such as a movie maker and data importer. Up until late January 2015, it was available for $399/year, though Google decided to make it free to the public. Google Earth Pro is currently the standard version of the Google Earth desktop application as of version 7.3. The Pro version includes add-on software for movie making, advanced printing, and precise measurements, and is currently available for Windows, Mac OS X 10.8 or later, and Linux.

Google Earth 9
Google Earth 9 is a version of Google Earth first released on April 18, 2017, having been in development for two years. The main feature of this version was the launching of a new web version of Google Earth, which is currently only available for Google Chrome. This version added the "Voyager" feature, whereby users can view a portal page containing guided tours led by scientists and documentarians. The version also added an "I'm Feeling Lucky" button, represented by a die, which takes the user to a random location on earth along with showing them a "Knowledge Card" containing a short excerpt from the location's Wikipedia article.
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:57 PM   #4
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Google says "Nope." Says my graphics card ain't good enough. Run it in DirectX mode, it says. My graphics card ain't good enough, it says.

Everything gets worse. Nothing gets better, I says.
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Old 11-06-2018, 04:03 PM   #5
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Oh this is just more bullshit.

Now, if I can just figure how to uninstall, because A GODDAMN UNINSTALL BUTTON WOULD BE ASKING FOR TOO GOD DAMNED MUCH NOW WOULDN'T IT?!?!?!?!
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Old 11-06-2018, 04:12 PM   #6
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Gone.

Thanks for trying to help me, really. I truly appreciate it.

But, I don't care anymore. It's not worth the effort, not your effort, not mine.

Everything gets harder. Everything gets worse. I might as well get used to it, because nothing's gonna get better.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:39 PM   #7
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Everything gets worse. Nothing gets better. And nothing else is gonna get better, either.
Exactly. More intrusive,bloated and doesnt run as good............
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