Screen savers have come a long way since the early days of flying toasters. Today's designs can easily smoke these early versions, which were originally developed to prevent burn-in on cathode ray tubes. Burn-in is less of a problem with modern monitors. Today, screen savers mostly serve as a fun way to customize a computer for entertainment purposes.
Contemporary designs feature 3D graphics, and some of them even have accompanying audio. Popular designs include nature scenes, swimming fish, and holiday themes. Today's screen savers showcase the skill and creativity of computer programmers. These new software designs feature incredible 3D animation, and allow computer users to express themselves. Imagine the possibilities! One could have a tropical aquarium with beautiful swimming fish during the summer, a beautiful nature scene with falling leaves and deer for the autumn, and a festive Christmas screen saver during the holiday season. It is so easy to switch to a new and unique option!
Most computers come with some basic screen savers already installed. It is easy to adjust the pre-loaded options on a PC from the Control Panel. One shouldn't be limited by these basic designs though. There are tons of great options to be found on the internet!
They are easy to find and download, and many free ones can be found on the internet. Be careful to only download from trusted sites because downloads could have spyware or viruses attached. Be sure to read through a sites terms and conditions, have up to date anti-virus software, and only conduct business with trustworthy merchants.
Once you've installed one that you like, it's time to enjoy the show. Invite your friends and family over, sit back, relax and give your computer a rest. Soon you'll be awed by the graphic display. Computer animation has sure come a long way!