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


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.


Desktop Earth for ubuntu

  • Seems to be in Italian. Here's the version run through Google Translate: translate.google.co.uk/…
    – user4358
    Oct 6 '09 at 12:44

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


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