Google Earth has an official version for Linux and it runs natively unlike Picasa, which uses WINE. But you wouldn’t know looking at Google Earth’s interface in Linux; it looks like an ugly WINE application. I’ve got a how-to if you haven’t yet installed Google Earth.
Preload – is an application that practically pre-loads or better still caches your frequently used applications with the aim of speeding up their load-time. This application that works in the background deploys only unused RAM and does not consume your system memory as imagined.