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A screenshot of DeskSpace in use showing three desktops in a cube formation.
|Original author(s)||Christian Salmon|
|Developer(s)||Otaku Software Pty Ltd|
|Stable release||220.127.116.11 / February 26, 2011|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7|
|Available in||English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese|
|Type||3D Desktop Manager|
DeskSpace maps six virtual desktops to a cube and allows the user to switch between them, similar to the cube plugin for the Compiz window manager for the X Window System in Linux. Deskspace is the first desktop manager to make the cube-style desktop feature available on Microsoft Windows. DeskSpace makes use of and requires DirectX 8.1 in contrast to most other virtual desktop managers that use OpenGL. It supports up to nine monitors.
Yod'm 3D (short for Yet anOther Desktop Manager 3D) was the first desktop manager to make the cube-style desktop feature available on Microsoft Windows. It was developed up to version 1.4 by Christian Salmon from Chris'n'Soft. Yod'm 3D was acquired by Otaku Software Pty Ltd on July 9, 2007. After it was acquired by Otaku Software, Yod'm 3D was renamed to DeskSpace.(July 9, 2007)
Otaku Software held a beta test during August and September 2007, and the first release under the DeskSpace name, version 1.5.1, was released on the 18th September 2007. DeskSpace 1.5.1 included a completely re-written graphics subsystem, based on the TopDesk graphics subsystem, that supported multiple monitors and 360 degree sky box backgrounds. Subsequent versions of DeskSpace has included re-written input, windowing, and virtual desktop subsystems. As of 30 October 2009 there are currently less than 500 lines of Yod'm source remaining in the DeskSpace code base.
After the acquisition by Otaku Software, Yod'm 3D was renamed to DeskSpace.(July 9, 2007) DeskSpace, unlike its predecessor, is shareware, not freeware. Yod'm 3D is still available to download from various sources, and does not require installation to run, and is most commonly distributed as a ZIP archive.
DeskSpace adds support for six desktops and nine monitors. Yod'm 3D supported four desktops and did not support multiple monitors. DeskSpace also supports 64-bit applications, applications that require Administrator permissions to run, applications that implement User Interface Privilege Isolation, such as Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8, and Command Line windows./
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