You may be very familiar with some of our desktop products including Google Earth, Google Desktop, Picasa, and Google Talk., the description says. Well, GTalk I can connect to with iChat for now. Picasa? iPhoto comes with the system. Google Desktop? There is a thing called Spotlight & Dashboard that come with Tiger already. So that leaves one much desired piece of software left… If I may trust my stats, it is the most requested item today. Though you may want to inquire with the Zeitgeist people upon application. 😉 (Found on Is Google Gearing Up for a Mac Software Assault?)
In another story dubbed: Desktop apps coming to the Web: Google. Google Maps lead engineer Lars Rasmussen is hinting at some developments under way, right now.
“Sometime in the future the now native client Google Earth application will be possible in a browser.”
A number of people are now working on a Linux port of Google Earth, but Rasmussen did not offer a release date.
According to Rasmussen, Google’s design philosophy centres on end user loyalty not money, going beyond the browser’s lowest common denominator, to develop simple Web applications that are as dynamic as native applications, and to launch early and often to learn from users.