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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 76 votes out of 32 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    357,064
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 16, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #7 in Wallpaper

Editors' Review

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Desktop Earth is a wallpaper program that will appeal to people who are curious about what the Earth looks like from space. Operating on a simple premise, this is a fun and interesting way to spice up your desktop.

This free program, which embeds its icon in your desktop tray, displays a photograph of Earth from space that takes up the full desktop background. The continents appear clearly and most views provide a glimpse of the northern and southern hemispheres and slightly less than half of the entire globe from east to west. The photo updates itself to reflect the view that someone would have from space at that particular time.

You can cycle through all the time zones in the world to zero in on the corner you want to view from space. There is also a drop-down menu where you can set the picture to be updated every 5 minutes, 15 minutes, or 1 hour. With a slider, cloud cover can be erased for a clearer picture of land and sea. Finally, you can adjust the daytime image to get a better topographical view and the nighttime image to show natural moonlight, city lights, and other things.

Desktop Earth is a simple app that gives desktops a lot of character. Thanks to its clean picture and intriguing options, we highly recommend this download.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 76 votes

    • 5 star 35
    • 4 star 21
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 7
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.1
Fixed a few minor bugs and a memory leak.
General
Publisher codefromthe70s
Publisher web site http://www.codefromthe70s.org
Release Date January 16, 2009
Date Added January 16, 2009
Version 2.1.1
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Wallpaper
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 6.23MB
File Name DesktopEarthSetup.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 357,064
Downloads Last Week 32
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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