__/ [ Martin ] on Thursday 23 February 2006 13:31 \__
> "JHEM" <James@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> ScoobyDoo wrote:
>>> Anyone know where I can get the fish screensaver that you normally
>>> see on all laptops in showrooms?
>> Do _NOT_ use a screensaver on a laptop!
>> Simply set the display to turn off after a set period of inactivity if you
>> want to extend its life.
> Screensavers have been unnecessary for years even on desktop PC's. They are
> fairly harmless and are often used as a source of entertainment or way of
> displaying information. As far as I'm aware running one on a laptop won't
> have muxh effect on it, other than drain the battery a bit quicker.
Screensavers will be remembered as vanity-driven million pixels of fame to
folks at the shared office. Screensavers devour electricity, erode the
hardware and deflate battery life. All KDE/GNOME-based Linux distributions
come pre-packaged with an aquarium-like screensaver (often more than just
one), among several hundreds.
With kind regards,
Roy S. Schestowitz
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