Changing the not-so-beautiful interface of GoogleEarth for Linux
The three built-in styles of GoogleEarth:
default, cleanlooks and plastique
The Linux version of GoogleEarth ships with it's own Qt libraries and therefore doesn't use the system's theme. But there are at least two themes integrated which look vastly better than the default W98-ish theme.
Try starting GoogleEarth with one of the following commands: googleearth -style plastique
for a KDE look, or googleearth -style cleanlooks
for a Gnome look.
As usual, I can't stress enough, that I don't take any responsibility if this doesn't work for you or even damages your software or even hardware or other posessions. Thanks again.