Ascii Art Aquarium Screensaver for Linux: Asciiquarium!

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I found an interesting ascii aquarium screensaver for Linux terminals called Asciiquarium.

I installed it tonight and took some screenshots:

A ship, castle and goldfish:
asciiquarium-terminal-screensaver-ship.png

A whale:
asciiquarium-linux-screensaver-whale.png

A large shark:
asciiquarium-shark-screensaver.png

A sea monster:
asciiquarium-sea-snake.png

Asciiquarium is a short Perl program that runs in a terminal. To download it, make sure that you have Term::Animation. On Ubuntu Linux, that means typing sudo cpan and then install Term::Animation.

The go to your downloaded Asciiquarium file (it's just a Perl program in text format) and chmod +x in a terminal to make it executable. Then type ./asciiquarium to start the program.

There is also a version of Asciiquarium as a KDE screensaver. There is also a version for Mac called MacAsciiquarium. Check it out!

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