Previous reporting was perhaps not as clear as it could have been about how Google Earth for Linux will be ported — natively or via Wine? Now there is no more doubt: According to the Picasa Linux FAQ, Google Earth will be a native Linux application. (Via Ed Burnette’s Dev Connection)
The $100 question: Will Google Earth Linux run on the One Laptop per Child laptop? The system specs may just squeeze by the low end of Google Earth’s requirements, but even so, most of the developing world is priced out of broadband connectivity.