Google finally published a Google Earth client for linux systems. I donwloaded it and ran it. Wow! I am not happy with max resolutions for the area I reside in, but I was able to zoom in *_REAL_* close onto my sister-in-law's house in Manila & at the place we stayed at in Bagiou. However, the resolution over Barili isn't that great.
Up north I can make out the runs at Ski Brule but again, the resolution isn't the greatest. Its amazing how much golf courses and ski runs stand out, especially golf courses. However, in my times in the air golf courses always stood out, I shouldn't be surprised.