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Solar System - Earth 3D Screensaver

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  • Date Added:
    Dec. 05, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial, nag screen); $17.95 to buy
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  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Screensavers

Editors' Review


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


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


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.


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

What's new in version 1.8
Minor bug-fix.
Publisher Rixane Interactive
Publisher web site
Release Date October 07, 2014
Date Added December 05, 2012
Version 1.8
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements DirectX 9.0
Download Information
File Size 16.25MB
File Name solar_system_earth_dc.exe
Total Downloads 678,283
Downloads Last Week 1,793
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, nag screen
Price $17.95

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