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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.

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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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25 secs for me (although I do have loads of other programs running atm)
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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.

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I understand that you are actually downloading a complete Java app there, hence the delay.

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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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