Windows and Mac users can download EarthDesk 5 from Xeric Design at http://www.xericdesign.com/earthdesk.php for a cost of $24.95. There is a trial version available which applies a watermark to the desktop image.
EarthDesk offers many unique features such as a database of over 10,000 cities around the world which you can use for centering your map. You can lock it in
Linux users have several free options. First up is the popular xPlanetFX, available at http://mein-neues-blog.de/xplanetfx/ . This live Earth wallpaper features near photo quality images with realistic cloud and surface feature rendering. Coronal and atmospheric lighting provide even more subtle detailing.
xPlanetFX software comes packaged in .deb, RPM, or PKGBUILD or you can build and install it yourself with the tar.gz version. It is also available at gnome-look.org.
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More choices for Linux users include Real Time Sunlight Wallpaper which has packages in .deb or tar.gz. This program offers four projections: Mercator, Peters, Mollweide and Equirectangular as well as Dawn to Dusk and Moon Phase views.
Impress your friends and family with these beautiful Live Wallpapers for your home desktop. Whether your using Windows, Mac or Linux, there is no excuse for boring desktops any longer.