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Is there any software available for Ubuntu like Desktop Earth? It is actually more than wallpaper. It updates the sun map as the time of day passes.

Screenshot from Windows

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Maybe by using a script scheduled with cron to uses xplanet to generate the required view ("-num_times 1") and sets the generated image as a wallpaper?

Edit: this tutorial describes actually very well what I was thinking of.

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Desktop Earth for ubuntu

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Seems to be in Italian. Here's the version run through Google Translate:… – nagul Oct 6 '09 at 12:44

I made this app a short while back which may interest you

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