XScreenSaver for Mac

XScreenSaver for Mac

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.32
  • Total Downloads:
    4,419
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    52.62MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    34
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #13 in Screensavers

Editors' Review

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Screensavers and automatic screen economy modes are certainly not new. If you wish to have more choices, however, XScreenSaver for Mac offers the perfect solution.

On opening, XScreenSaver for Mac offers a long list of screensaver files and a single readme file. If you currently run on the recommended system quarantine mode, which will only let you install Apple-approved programs, you might have to cut and paste the terminal commands found in the readme file. The start isn't great, but the rest is. From there you can simply double-click the screensavers and they will install. You can open System Preferences so that you can fully preview them. If you don't plan to install all 200 included screensavers, you can visit the developer's Web site and check a static preview of the whole collection. Of course, it takes much of the fun away of testing each one on a dynamic configuration, but it is a faster approach. The available screensavers are both beautiful and variant. A lot of them, however, will appeal to the more tech-savvy crowd such as programmers, developers, gamers, etc. There are abstract fractal variations, dynamic 3D landscapes, green letters falling matrix-style, geometric objects, self-solving mazes, sonar, and Pac-Man game, etc.

XScreenSaver for Mac offers a large screensaver pack and suits anyone looking for a classic screensaver, especially -- but not only -- more tech-savvy users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"OK"

April 22, 2007  |  By AlienBenefactor

 |  Version: XScreenSaver 5.02

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
For some reason the "problem" of mounting the .dmg image went away after rebooting the machine. So I have to say in all probability that the fault was in my system and not in the file as I originally thought.

So now I can properly review this software. This is a great collection of xscreensavers. It reminds me of my early linux days and as such has many hard to find classics such as Xmatrix, BSOD, Hopalong, Hyperball and (my personal favorite Vermiculate. Lots of geeky screen fun packed in an convieniant .dmg file. I give it highest ratings.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.32
  • Fixed some X11 compilation problems.
  • Fixed display size and shake gestures on iOS.
General
Publisher Jamie Zawinski
Publisher web site http://www.jwz.org/
Release Date November 19, 2014
Date Added November 19, 2014
Version 5.32
Category
Category Screensavers & Wallpaper
Subcategory Screensavers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 52.62MB
File Name xscreensaver-5.32.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,419
Downloads Last Week 34
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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