Contrary to to popular belief and its name, screensavers don’t save screens at all. Screensavers today are randomly generated abstract images which provide an uplifting viewing experience when we decide not to work for an extended period of time.
Windows Vista will be shipping with a list of new and update screensavers including: 3D Text, Aurora, Bubbles, Mystify, Photos, Ribbons, Windows Energy and Windows Logo. Some of these are even 3D based, so they will give the video card a good workout between boring sessions of word processing and spreadsheet charting. In this screencast, I am demonstrating the Ribbons, Mystify and Bubbles screensavers, but with a twist. In the RTM version of Windows Vista, the advanced options of the screensavers will not be available due to reasons I mentioned before. However these features can still be access through the registry, and they create some pretty cool effects!
Please note, this video does not accurately represent the actual performance of Windows Vista or the screensavers themselves. This is a technical limitation of the screen recording software. In actual use, the screensavers run very smoothly.
Update: The registry hacks has been released so you can customize the screensavers yourself.