EarthDesk... the Dynamic Satellite Desktop - Updated for Both Windows and Macintosh

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Xeric Design has updated EarthDesk 5, its award-winning, real-time dynamic desktop map, for both Windows and Macintosh.

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Put the world on your desktop...

EarthDesk replaces your static desktop with an image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination, as well as real-time global cloud coverage, allowing you to track hurricanes and other weather systems on your Macintosh or Windows desktop.

EarthDesk operates silently in the background, keeping your desktop updated while you work. Unlike a screen saver, which only appears when your system is idle, EarthDesk's dynamic desktop is continuously displayed as your desktop background (and optionally as a screen saver).

Among EarthDesk's highlights are eleven map projections, a database of 10,000 cities for centering the map, as well as enhanced satellite, natural satellite and political maps. EarthDesk automatically updates when waking from sleep and supports multiple displays.

Major new features introduced in EarthDesk 5 for Windows:

  • Faster rendering, lower processor usage and a cleaner interface.
  • Supports higher resolution map and cloud data on large displays.
  • Updated political map now displays city lights and/or moonlight.
  • Updated natural map with improved moonlight rendering.
  • Adjustable image contrast.
  • Full compatibility with Windows 7
  • Greater support for proxy internet connections.

Major new features introduced in EarthDesk 5 for Macintosh:

  • Faster rendering, lower processor usage and a cleaner interface.
  • Seasonal maps, with snow and vegetation levels changing month-to-month.
  • Supports higher resolution map and cloud data on large displays.
  • Adjustable brightness and background color.
  • Starfield background option.
  • Updated political map now displays city lights and/or moonlight.
  • EarthDesk can now span a single map image across all attached screens.
  • Supports dual GPUs controlling a single screen on new unibody Macs.
  • Checks for updates automatically.

Pricing and Availability:

EarthDesk 5 requires Windows XP, Vista, W7 or Mac OS X 10.5+. Single user copies may be purchased online for $24.95, while cross-platform 5-User licenses are available for $39.95. Upgrades are available for $12.95 for licensed users of version 4 and $17.95 for licensed users of versions 1, 2 and 3. For more information and to download an evaluation version, please visit Xeric Design online. Editorial Review copies and high resolution screenshots are available to qualified persons upon request.

http://www.xericdesign.com

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