Date: October 27th, 2006
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: StarDock
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STARDOCK is a cutting-edge Innovator specializing in desktop utility software, enterprise technologies and PC entertainment.
We lead the industry in solutions that customize the look, feel and functionality of Microsoft Windows. Our popular Object Desktop suite is used by millions worldwide and by companies like Microsoft, nVidia, ATI, Alienware, Nintendo and Sony to create “skinned” applications, branded desktops and much more.
Our PC games have won numerous industry awards and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, US News & World Report, CNN, MSNBC and elsewhere.
Websites like WinCustomize.com and TotalGaming.net attract millions of unique visitors each month and our blog site, JoeUser.com has tens of thousands of active bloggers in the world's first “Blog Community”.
Stardock has employees in over half a dozen countries worldwide and is headquartered in Plymouth , Michigan .
Incorporated in 1993, Stardock began as a software developer for IBM's OS/2 operating system. In 1999, Stardock shifted its development efforts to Microsoft Windows with software that targeted the consumer desktop, PC games, and enterprise software.
Since 2000, Stardock has seen consistent growth across its product offerings. Today, it is the world's leading developer of PC desktop enhancement software and increasingly seen as a reliable provider of tools for both the SOHO and enterprise markets.
Popular Stardock software such as Object Desktop and its core components including WindowBlinds, DesktopX, IconPackager, and Theme Manager are used by millions of users worldwide.
In addition, its games division has had significant success with award-winning titles such as The Political Machine and the best-selling Galactic Civilizations franchise.
Stardock is privately owned and is based primarily in Plymouth Michigan .
Way back in the dark ages of Windows 98SE, I ran across a little program called WindowBlinds, and immediately fell in love. While rough around the edges, it allowed me, a graphics-handicapped hacker, to alter the look of Windows to an amazing degree. Over the years, Stardock as not only refined Windowblinds, but also developed a suite of applications called Object Desktop.
Let's take a look at the latest version of Stardock's application suite, Object Desktop 2007. Along the way, we'll see if Object Desktop 2007's beauty is more than “skin deep”.
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