If you like pictures of nebulas, you'll really like Hubble Screensaver Collection 2. The screensaver features many professional-quality images with captions that describe the celestial denizens pictured. The installation ends with the option to set the program as the default screensaver and to launch the Display control panel's Screen Saver tab. Customizable settings include the ability to pick transition effects and to select actions that interrupt the screensaver. Despite the option to mute background sounds, the program doesn't come with a soundtrack. We wished we could set how long the images displayed, since the pictures linger for at least 25 seconds. Also, the random order sometimes results in seeing the same image twice in a row. Nonetheless, outer-space enthusiasts should enjoy the otherworldly beauty of the images in Hubble Screensaver Collection 2.
What's new in version 2.0
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedJune 7, 2002
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP