ZMatrix is an animated desktop background which displays streaming characters in a style similar to what was used in the movie 'The Matrix'.  Furthermore, the program is capable of functioning as a Windows screensaver as well as desktop background.  The program was based off of source code for a screen saver found at, and is entirely free.  Below are examples of ZMatrix running in background mode, and in screen saver mode...

ZMatrix In Normal, Background Mode

ZMatrix In Screen Save Mode

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