These days, we no longer need screensavers to prevent “burn in” of images on our computer’s screens – those types of problems are, truly, a relic of another era, thank goodness (for LCD anyway).
That said, there’s no reason why you can’t use a screensaver just to brighten up your idle PC with a little beauty, art, or other images that just make you smile. (I enjoy a montage of my new baby’s pictures, for example).
If you also enjoy screensavers, there’s a lovely new one appearing here on Microsoft’s “DiscoverBing.co.uk” website. The Bing screensaver includes a number of the most popular images from the Bing.com homepage – the same images you’ll find in the popular themepacks Bing’s Best and Bing's Best 2.
The Bing screensaver works on any computer running Windows XP SP 2 and up that has 512 MB RAM, a 500 MHZ processor and 50 MB of free hard drive space. You can download it for free here (.exe file).