Back in the day– way back– my favorite screensaver was called Flying Toasters. Think of toasters with wings flying all over the screen. You can still get Flying Toasters for the Mac, but it comes with a price tag; not acceptable for a Friday Freebie app.
What caught my eye this week was a clever Mac screensaver called FoolSaver. Despite what the app’s name may imply, nobody is a fool, but passersby might be fooled into thinking you’re running Windows XP on your Mac.
FoolSaver turns the Mac’s screen black, then pops up a Windows XP logo in random locations across the screen.
That’s it. FoolSave can display either Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional on the screen, but nothing more and nothing less.
Any alert person walking by your Mac will see Windows XP floating on the Mac’s screen. The sharp-eyed folks will know something is up, the rest will be fooled into thinking they see a Windows XP PC (the big Apple logo should be a giveaway).
It’s hard to argue with free, but I can think of a few additional features that would make FoolSaver a complete screensaver. First, it needs Microsoft’s infamous ‘blue screen of death’ as an option. Second, how about a Windows XP Fatal Error message like this one.
Add those two features and make them cycle between each one and suddenly FoolSaver, now free, could be worth 99-cents.