- It's got a simpler, more Googlified interface.
- It's faster and a far more stable. The fact that it's still not hanging after hours of use along with a bunch of other programs is amazing. I don't have a good graphics card, and the previous Google Earth version crashed after a few minutes without any other application running.
- It's got high-resolution images for a so many more places on Earth, including a lot of the urban places in the Philippines (there's still a cloud covering much of the business district, though). Yeah, I'm shallow, but I think it's so cool that I could actually see the bird's eye view of my house, even if I still have to slowly hunt it down.
We wasted most of the day in the office marking the residences of my co-worker buddies. I also had fun "flying" from my house to an aunt's place in Florida, half a world away.
Can you hear that? That's the sound of air rushing past as office productivity free-falls from a point 32431.29 miles above the Google Earth. Simply breathtaking.