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Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby mschnaidt » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:20 pm

Hey Everyone,

Google Earth Pro is now free. I saw this online last night. It's for real. Just click on the sign-up link on the page linked below. They require some very basic info. I had an email with a license key a minute later. It seems to run faster than the regular version and the imagery is higher resolution.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/30/goog ... -pro-free/


Enjoy!

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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby rlown » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:31 pm

Nice to know. Thanks for sharing. Never underestimate the placebo effect though. :)

What are the added features you get?
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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby mschnaidt » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:39 pm

I haven't played with it much yet. What attracted me was the high res images and the movie maker. Here's a screenshot of a feature comparison.

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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby rlown » Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:50 pm

ok, then.. here we go. the reg failed but the installer is installing.
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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby mschnaidt » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:00 pm

I think you will need the license key they send you after a successful registration to access the pro version.

I hope it works for you Russ.
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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby rlown » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:01 pm

Installed and up. Thanks!
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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby Jimr » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:29 pm

I'm set-up as well. High traffic on the sign-up site. It failed 3 times but success on the 4th.
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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby rlown » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:12 am

Anyone else have a problem with Open Software Updater being installed along with GE Pro?

https://www.google.com/search?q=open+so ... 2&ie=UTF-8

I wouldn't touch any of those links, btw. My PC wedged nicely this am upon restart. No desktop. I hit my last restore point, and the system is back except for GE Pro. I am now hesitant to redo that install. I'll wait until MS patch Tuesday and then try installation again.
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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby Jimr » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:11 pm

I installed GE Pro straight from Google site, then when it asked me for account and key, I went to google and kept trying to sign up until it was successful, then gave it the key.
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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby rlown » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:18 pm

Me too! The "Open Software Updater" appears to be a "bundled" app. It is useless Malware from what i researched. As I said, i'll try it again next Tuesday.

BTW, i think the resolution on both products are the same. Depends on the camera as the pics are the same.. from space... I didn't see anything that proves PRO is better.
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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby sparky » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:59 pm

nothing is free. It only costs you your personal information and browsing habits.
There is a million ways to be human, all are worthwhile.

True happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.
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Re: Google Earth Pro is now free

Postby Jimr » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:28 pm

Sparky, you gave that up the moment you hit the internet "GO" Button :rock:
Every time I go to my e-mail, I see a potpourri of ads for everything I've already bought on-line.

Russ, I doubt there will be any difference for 99% of us because we use it only to view things of interest on our screen.
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