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Desktop Plant

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Type of program: Entertainment
Supported platforms:Windows 95/98/NT 4
Company name: Desksoft
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Version: 1.4
Cost: $10
Installed size: 600 KB


I know the trend is for virtual everything, what won't they think of next. I got an azalea; which puts a shortcut on your desktop and puts a pot with a week old plant there too. Double-clicking on the shortcut brings a dialog box which gives you information about your plant, and you can adjust the light, water, fertilizer, etc. The shareware version will die in a week, no matter what you do. The registered version doesn't die automatically, but it can die if you don't take care of it, and also you can run several plants at once.

It only grows while your processor is doing nothing, but it grows slowly; I've been staring at it all day and it hasn't done anything! I also read the readme file, and guess what! you can buy an automatic care system for it, [this is separate from the registration] so that you don't have to bother setting the water controls! To each their own!

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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