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December 6th, 1999

[8:00 AM] Tis' The Season To Put Christmas Lights On Your Mac
by Staff

Tiger Technologies has released a new version of the holiday classic, Holiday Lights. Holiday Lights 5.0 adds some stability and performance enhancements, as well as a host of new features. Unfamiliar with Holiday Lights? The traditional description of Holiday Lights is, "...that a small (and well insulated) elf crawled into your computer and hung a sting of lights around the edge of your screen." According to Tiger:

What is Holiday Lights?

Holiday Lights is a shareware program that strings rows of Christmas tree bulbs around the edges of the user's screen, with festive music playing in the background. The colorful lights flash on the desktop while the user works, and the program also includes a screen saver with gently falling snow and other seasonal choices.

Holiday Lights comes with more than forty different bulbs and songs for any season, and over 250 free add-on bulbs and screen saver animations are available from the Tiger Technologies Web site.

Holiday Lights has become more popular each year since we created the original in 1993. One of our users recently wrote, "I just upgraded Holiday Lights, and you have even outdone the wonderful version that you had before... I didn't think I would enjoy it after Christmas, but I've continued to enjoy each month and change the bulbs frequently so it's never the same, and it never gets boring."

What's new?

Among other improvements, version 5.0 gives users the (optional) ability to display the bulbs on top of all other windows, adds new screen saver animations, and includes better-sounding MIDI music.

Holiday Lights is available as shareware for US$19.95. Version 5.0 is free to registered users of any other version. You can find more information at the Tiger Technologies web site.

The Mac Observer Spin: Several members of the staff love this program. For most of us, our Macs are a huge part of our lives. Using Holiday Lights, some seasonal desktop patterns, a few holiday alerts from Clixsounds, and a Kaleidoscope scheme, it is easy to decorate your computer for the holidays.

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