Xeric Design Releases EarthDesk 4.0

January 22, 2007

Xeric Design, Ltd. announced the release of EarthDesk 4.0, its award-winning, real-time dynamic desktop map, for Macintosh OS X. EarthDesk 4.0 has been rebuilt from the ground up as a modern Cocoa product.
We have also moved the application from the dock to the System Preferences Panel and have added an optional menu item for easy access to the most common settings.

EarthDesk replaces your static desktop with a photo-realistic image of the Earth showing current sun, moon and city illumination as well as real-time global cloud coverage (hurricanes, storms, and worldwide weather systems) on your Macintosh or Windows desktop.

The software 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).

EarthDesk is the only application of its kind to support accurate moonlight, multiple monitors, eleven different map projections, as well as political and satellite views. EarthDesk requires Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or newer. Single user copies may be purchased online for $19.95. Upgrades are available for $9.95 or $12.95 depending on the status of your pre-existing license.

For more information and to download an evaluation version, please visit their website at: http://www.xericdesign.com.

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