I used a screensaver on my windows 3.1
After that I decided to go green and make the monitor turn off after X minutes. Never used a screensaver since.
Beside the DVD player when it's on pause too long... screensaver turns on.
I have the rotating backgrounds now,so not a lot..Sometimes i miss my favorites,which were an always changing steampunk box and also various bsod's,which actually fooled a friend once.
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Caffeine (I think it is called) is supposed to make it easy to suspend screensavers such as when watching a movie or something.
I have a Volvo S60 and the info-centre has a screensaver function!!
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I never actually understood the concept of a "screen saver". How is that supposed to protect the screen?
They were cool, but overrated, the main feature was always locking the computer. And that's why locking became the only feature we inherited from those old times.