Archive for May, 2008

Windows 7 Preview

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

For a brief glimpse of what Windows will look like circa 2010, check out the Engadget preview of Windows 7 multi-touch interfaces and the screen grabs of prototype Windows 7 user interfaces on CrunchGear.

Windows 7 User Interface.

OLPC XO-2 Sub-Notebook

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Another sub-notebook PC, the OLPC XO-2, looks like an iPhone crossed with a Nintendo DS, on steroids. Coming 2010.



DeskSpace Released

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

DeskSpace has been released. This version contains the following bug fixes:

  • Icons with the ‘&’ and ‘%’ characters in their name are now shown/hidden properly.
  • Swapped left and right mouse buttons are now detected.
  • The right-hand CTRL, ALT, SHIFT, and Windows keys can now be used.
  • The desktop wallpaper is now set to the wallpaper of the first desktop when exiting DeskSpace on a desktop other than the first.
  • Icon visibility and position are now saved when exiting DeskSpace on a desktop other than the first.
  • Icon visibility and position are now restored correctly when returning from standby or unlocking the computer.

You can visit the DeskSpace page to find out more about DeskSpace, and visit the Online Store to buy DeskSpace

DeskSpace YouTube Roundup

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Many users have uploaded videos of DeskSpace in action to YouTube. Here’s some of the best:

Space Shuttle, As Seen From A Chase Plane

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Continuing this weeks space theme, here’s some amazing images of the Space Shuttle launch, as seen from a chase plane.

Space Shuttle Seen From Chase Plane.

DeskSpace Running On Asus Eee PC

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

DeskSpace was developed to give users the ability to expand their desktop space, which makes it a perfect fit for systems with limited screen real estate, such as sub-notebook computers.

It was great see then that DeskSpace runs extremely well on one of the best sub-notebooks available, the Asus Eee PC:

Spruce Up Your TopDesk/DeskSpace Powered Desktop With Fantastic Free Desktop Wallpapers

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

If you’ve enhanced your system with TopDesk and DeskSpace and you’re looking for some great looking desktop wallpapers to add that final bit of eye candy, check out the free wallpapers available on the blog here and here.

Free Desktop Wallpapers To Enhance TopDesk and DeskSpace.

DeskSpace and TopDesk 256×256 PNG Icons

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

We’ve had a number of requests for 256×256 icons for TopDesk and DeskSpace, suitable for use with ObjectDock and RocketDock. You can download the TopDesk 256×256 PNG icon here, and the DeskSpace 256×256 PNG icon here.

TopDesk 256x256 Icon

DeskSpace 256x256 Icon

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

More amazing software from Microsoft Research: Worldwide Telescope. It uses imagery from ground and space-based telescopes to turn your computer into a “virtual telescope”.

Wordwide Telescope.

Otaku Software on Twitter

Monday, May 19th, 2008

We’ve signed up with Twitter, a service that lets you keep up to date with what other people are doing. We’re trialling Twitter as a way to give everyone a better idea of what we get up to from day to day at Otaku Software, including what we’re working on at the moment and how software development is progressing.

You can see my personal Twitter updates at, and we’ll be adding other Twitter accounts in the future if the service proves to be useful.