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    TheCustomer99's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 05, 2007
    Where the old Baker farm used to be.
    Apple Black MacBook 2 GB RAM, 2.0 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo Proecessor, 120 GB HD. 30 GB Black iPod Video
    Google Earth Opening Speed...
    Does anyone here have Google Earth and, if so, how long does it take you to open it? It takes maybe 30 seconds on my Mac before I can do anything.
    "Anecdotal thinking comes naturally, science requires training." - Michael Shermer

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    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2007
    I timed mine, it takes 14 secs for me...thats from the moment I double click on the icon to when I can actually do anything with the program...this is about 5 times faster than it ever took on my PC BTW...

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    Alexis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    25 secs for me (although I do have loads of other programs running atm)

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    Odin_aa's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 07, 2005
    North Boston, NY
    PowerMac G5 2.3 ghz 6.5 GB ram 20" cinema display ..15" Macbook Pro 2.33 Core 2 Duo 2 Gig RAM
    Took about 24 seconds. I had also running at the time:

    Mail, Safari, Firefox, Nikon Capture NX, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Lightroom.

    So, it was not lightning fast...but not too slow.

    New servers, much faster than before

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    mac57's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 29, 2006
    St. Somewhere
    iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM
    I understand that you are actually downloading a complete Java app there, hence the delay.
    My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
    My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
    My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
    I was on the Mac-Forums honor roll for September 2007

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    dtownley1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2006
    22.67 seconds for me (thank you, iPod stopwatch! ), on a macbook with 1g RAM. Also running skype, safari and yahoo messenger.

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    KoDorSean's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 03, 2006
    Denver Colorado
    2.4 GHz intel core 2 duo MBP, iPhone 5, iPad 3
    15 seconds with only safari running.

    I was on the M-F honor roll for month : May 2007

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    Stretch's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    17 seconds for me, also running Safari, iTunes, and Adium
    Blog and Photo Gallery:

    Currently running OS X 10.10

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