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Re: Linux screen Savers

  • Subject: Re: Linux screen Savers
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 16:49:43 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [wd] on Monday 14 November 2005 10:44 \__

> On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 12:49:32 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Quite honestly, I love the diversity of screensavers in Linux. Whenever I
>> lock the screen, I discover yet another playful animation, which is often
>> some 'fun with mathematics'.
> I often use the Internet at coffee shops and I set my screensaver
> to some nice effects (random effects) for when I lock my screen and go
> outside to use the phone. People sometimes come up to me and ask me "what
> is that?" (Because it looks so much better than the crappy
> screensavers on Windows.)  Then I explain to them what Linux is and pass
> out some of the live CDs that I always carry with me for computer
> emergencies.

I  rarely even recognise my screensavers. I never see them repeat  either,
or  perhaps  I  forget them by the time they recur. Whenever  I  lock  the
screen, something I have never come across simply crops up.

It  is  sad that screensavers -- the renowned bit of individuality,  espe-
cially in restrictive operating systems -- became among the prominent Lin-
ux selling points (to those who are unfamiliar with it at least).

As  for  the Live CD, it can also be valuable for data  recovery.  Windows
users in particular should make use of it. It is a sad fact that many peo-
ple  find  change repellent and only small adaptions through a variety  of
small  samples  makes the change permanent. It's like a coke machine:  you
need to rock it back and forth a few times, then it falls over. (Seinfeld)


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