16 Awesome ScreensaversAutore: admin | Categoria: Gear, Software, Wallpapers | Tags: blue screen of death, clock, dance, digg, dude, dude world, fire, japan, plane, polar, rss, star trek, toasters | 5 Commenti »
Who said screensavers were dead? Sure, our monitors dont really need them anymore and screen burn is a thing of the past, but some people still like them. I love them. I think they are great, so I thought I would share some of my favorites with you.
I have to start with Polar Clock. This is my favorite screensaver. This is version number 3 and it just keeps getting better and better. Its available for both Mac and Windows, and also as a dashboard widget for OSX Tiger.
This one is cool. Its sets your desktop on fire. Each and every item on your desktop – including icons and all open windows will appear to catch on fire, glowing and emitting a smoke. If you have your sound on, the fire will even crackle and pop.
I remember when I got my first screensaver. It was the flying toasters screensaver pack called….ummmm…..I cant remember. I think it was made by Berkely Systems or something like that. Anyway, there was a heap of screensavers on there and Flying Toasters was one of them.
A giant Analog clock that looks fanastic, and it tells you the time!
Using RSS Feeds from blogs around the world, Twingly plots where the activity is happening on a spinning globe.
Yep, another clock screensaver. I guess I like clock screensavers. What can I say? This one looks like one of those old fashioned flip clocks.
BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH
Would you call me a liar if I told you that this screensaver has actually been made by Microsoft? Go ahead, click the link and you will be taken to the Microsoft website! This Microsoft screensaver cycles between different Blue Screens and simulated boots every 15 seconds or so. Virtually all the information shown on Bluescreen’s BSOD and system start screen is obtained from your system configuration!
HAND WRITTEN CLOCK
Before you groan, yes I am aware that I have added another clock to this list. But clock screensavers have double the value of other screensavers. Firstly, its a screensaver and secondly, its a clock. This one is cool because the numbers are handwritten, with a hand coming in each time to write the new number. This includes seconds!
ELECTRIC SHEEP Now this is one cool screensaver. It is actually open source and thousands of people have contributed to it. How do they contribute? Well, when their computers “sleep”, the screen saver comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as “sheep”. Its fantastic.
DANCING JAPANESE GIRLS This one is a little weird. Its a clock, that flick to a group of Japanese girls dancing, then flicks back to a clock. If dancing Japanese girls and clocks are your thing, then this combines into the perfect screensaver for you.
STAR TREK SYSTEM 47
This one is for all the nerds who love Star Trek. Personally, Im a Star Wars fan, but I do like this screensaver. It turns your desktop into the library system from Star Trek. It will runs scans of the universe and the Enterprise.
This one was just too pretty to leave out.