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MacBytes
Aug 8, 2005, 04:04 PM
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Category: Humor
Link: Apple's Tiger Will Include BSOD Widget (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050808160420)

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grapes911
Aug 8, 2005, 04:05 PM
Is this really MacBytes worthy? I took this as a joke. :confused:

Mudbug
Aug 8, 2005, 04:11 PM
Is this really MacBytes worthy? I took this as a joke. :confused:

*points to the "humor" tag*

grapes911
Aug 8, 2005, 04:15 PM
*points to the "humor" tag*
Ahhhh. I really was confused there for couple of minutes. I considered it a joke without giving it a second thought. Then I saw it on MacBytes and I had to reread the article to make sure it was fake. Thank you for clearing that up.

dloomer
Aug 8, 2005, 04:18 PM
Okay it's a joke ... but someone needs to actually write this widget.

Nermal
Aug 8, 2005, 04:22 PM
It would've been funnier if it wasn't a year old :rolleyes:

Stridder44
Aug 8, 2005, 06:23 PM
This widget seriously needs to exsist

mkrishnan
Aug 8, 2005, 06:33 PM
This widget seriously needs to exsist

Just go out and grab a BSOD screenshot, set it as your screensaver, and hotcorner that bad boy. :) I don't think a widget can take over the whole screen anyway, can it?

Nermal
Aug 8, 2005, 07:31 PM
And how do you take a screenshot of a BSOD if the system's crashed?

Introducing Microsoft™ Virtual PC™ for Mac™, which gives you more functionality than a regular PC by letting you take screenshots even when the system's crashed!

Sorry, I'm in a funny mood today :rolleyes:

faintember
Aug 8, 2005, 07:42 PM
Introducing Microsoft™ Virtual PC™ for Mac™, which gives you more functionality than a regular PC by letting you take screenshots even when the system's crashed!

Sorry, I'm in a funny mood today :rolleyes:
Thanks for the laugh. Wow, that had me rolling.

So, anyone wanna take a pic of VPC at the BSOD and post it? It does sound like a great way to make my PB "blend in".

mkrishnan
Aug 8, 2005, 07:54 PM
Thanks for the laugh. Wow, that had me rolling.

So, anyone wanna take a pic of VPC at the BSOD and post it? It does sound like a great way to make my PB "blend in".

Google "BSOD." There are tons of them readily available. I don't know how people got them, but they have.

mad jew
Aug 8, 2005, 07:56 PM
For the Google inept amongst us:


http://www.dr-pepper.de/images/xp_boot/BSOD-WinXP.jpg

faintember
Aug 9, 2005, 01:51 AM
For the Google inept amongst us:


http://www.dr-pepper.de/images/xp_boot/BSOD-WinXP.jpg
Hey i am not google inept, i just figured that no one else would want to take a pic of the BSOD, so i didn't even look.

Thanks though. :)

mkrishnan
Aug 9, 2005, 01:54 AM
Here's a more traditional one:

http://www.palindrom.agava.ru/images/intro/bsod.gif

kalisphoenix
Aug 9, 2005, 02:08 AM
I always liked the Xscreensaver "BSOD" that had all the kernel death messages from several different OSes... SysV Unixes, Windows, Amiga, Mac (heh... gotta love the Sad Mac), et cetera. Neat.

mad jew
Aug 9, 2005, 08:48 AM
Hmm... I just read the last line of my linked screen shot...

Oh, and it's from XP apparently, which was meant to not even have the BSOD. :rolleyes:

mkaake
Aug 9, 2005, 11:16 AM
Now Mac users can install the BSOD widget and when they see the IT manager approaching simply press "F12." Their screen instantly becomes filled with an image of the blue screen of death. Not only does this fool the IT manager into believing the user is adhering to the corporate standard, it also sends him scurrying back to his office as quickly as possible to avoid fixing the problem.

Schiller suggested that this continues the trend of making Mac OS X more "enterprise friendly."

"What started with Windows file-sharing compatibility that only partly works is further improved with the BSOD widget. We at Apple understand that we need to increase our perception of unreliability if we are to compete with Windows in the workplace. The BSOD widget is big step in that direction."

hillarious!