May 15th, 2006, 13:50 PM
Old and Cranky
Desktop Earth 2.0
Desktop Earth is a wallpaper generator. It will generate a high-resolution, accurate representation of the Earth. The imagery is based on NASA's Blue Marble Next and Earth's City Lights.
Day and night is accurately represented depending on the Sun's overhead position (which depends on both the time of day and the day of the year) and both the snow cover and the foliage changes with the seasons.
Downloadable: This is for Windows only. Desktop Earth will sit in your systray, run whenever you are logged on, and continuously update your wallpaper with an accurate representation of the Earth. There is no limit on the resolution, and the imagery is calculated from high-resolution 2560x1280 textures, so you can go wild with it even on 30" flat panel displays. Multi-monitor configurations are also supported."
*This looks pretty cool and it's free!*
May 16th, 2006, 04:21 AM
but massive downloads... those high - res photos are awesome! I would hate to be on dialup tho... oh no... I am!
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May 16th, 2006, 08:15 AM
Getting it now. Thanks rik! Nice find.. Damn America needs to shut off the lights at night... horrendous.