Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver

Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    594,848
  • Date Added:
    December 05, 2012
  • File Size:
    16.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    482
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Screensavers have long outworn their welcome, but some people still refuse to live without them. If you wouldn't dream of having a blank black screen when your computer is idle, Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver is for you. It shows you our planet in all of its glory.

The goofy early-'90s sci-fi music this application features is a weird choice, but it doesn't totally detract from the screensaver. As for the image, it's a cool spinning Earth that is actually fun to watch. It isn't the most accurate view of Earth you'll ever see, but it is pretty. Amusingly enough, if you still had a monitor where screen burn-in was an issue -- which is the reason for screensavers -- then this screensaver doesn't move enough to absolutely prevent it. When you stop using the screensaver, you're greeted by a request that you pay $17 for the full version of Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver.

If you still love screensavers, this one is a delight to look at. It will keep you entertained and will look especially attractive on larger screens. Don't waste your time with the paid version, though. The free Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver works well enough to not need the upgrade.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver 1.8.

 
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  • 4 stars

    "Great graphics, but a buy screen comes up all the time!"

    April 20, 2013   |   By sjncousin

    Version: Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver 1.8

    Pros

    This is just what I was looking for...a good motion graphic of the planet earth from space. Cnet.com editors recommended it--(the free version) and it is rated as #1.

    Cons

    But while trying it out, I am getting very sick and tired of the small, centered, pop-up buy screen that keeps coming up and additionally of the large buy screen which opens an internet window to their website.

    Summary

    This "CON" annoyance would be the only reason that I might not buy it. A free trial (in my meager opinion,) should NOT include a pop-up buy screen ALL the time!!!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.8
    Minor bug-fix.
    General
    Publisher Rixane Interactive
    Publisher web site http://www.rixane.com
    Release Date October 07, 2014
    Date Added December 05, 2012
    Version 1.8
    Category
    Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
    Subcategory Screensavers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0
    Download Information
    File Size 16.25MB
    File Name solar_system_earth_dc.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 594,848
    Downloads Last Week 482
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial, nag screen
    Price $17.95

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