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A Tribute to Windows 98 Screensavers

 

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First developed as a program to literally save your screen, screensavers were designed to prevent “burn-in” on old CRT monitors. Back before LCD saved the day, images left on a screen for too long would actually “burn into” the screen, leaving a ghost image when you turned the monitor off. Thankfully, Microsoft turned this problem into an endless source of entertainment, that at least leaves me a little nostalgic.

Here’s our 7 favorite screensavers from the beige computer days:

3D MAZE

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FLYING WINDOWS

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STARFIELD SIMULATION

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3D PIPES

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SPACE

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MYSTERY (HAUNTED HOUSE)

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UNDERWATER

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Now that you're feeling all nice and nostalgic, we also give you this classic Windows 98 commerical: 

What are your favorite 90's computer features? Tell us in the comments below! 

 

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