EarthDesk Turns 9 – On Sale for 60% Discount

Incline Village, Nevada – Xeric Design is celebrating the 9th birthday of its flagship product, EarthDesk, with a special offer of just $9.99 for a single-user license. Normally priced at $24.95, this is a 60% discount. This offer is available on our website, as well as from Apple’s Mac App Store. Additionally, a Five-User Family License can be purchased on our site for just $19.99 (normally $39.95). This offer is valid for 9 days only: March 1-9, 2011.

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.

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).

Major new features introduced in EarthDesk 5:
* Faster rendering, lower processor usage, more robust 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
* Star field background option
* Updated political map now displays city lights and/or moonlight
* Supports dual GPUs controlling a single screen on the new i5 and i7 Macs

Requirements and Downloads:
EarthDesk for Macintosh requires Mac OS X 10.5 or newer. EarthDesk for Windows requires XP or newer. Some features are platform-specific. For more information and to download an evaluation version, please visit Xeric Design online. EarthDesk is also available in the Mac App Store, where it can be purchased, downloaded and installed, in one easy step. Editorial Review copies and high resolution screenshots are available to qualified persons upon request.

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Xeric Design, based in Incline Village, Nevada, is a leader in global time and mapping software. Its flagship product, EarthDesk, for both Macintosh and Windows, is enjoyed by users in more than 140 countries. Copyright (C) 2011 Xeric Design. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.