Black is the new Blue: Windows Black Screen of Death Attributed to Malware

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  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8388253.stm

    Had not seen or heard of this yet.
     
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    "This version of Window's won't have any of the issues that Windows ____ had'



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  3. Goona macrumors 68020

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    LOL I thought the revolutionary OS was perfect.
     
  4. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Noobs! These developers have released a malware that runs on XP, Vista, and 7. Meanwhile, I can't get feck all to run on Tiger anymore. :D
     
  5. BongoBanger macrumors 68000

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    And it seems it relates to one piece of software affecting a tiny amount of machines.

    Kind of like the Snow Leopard guest account bug but without the loss of all your personal files.

    Glass houses, stones, etc.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    At least you could do something with the blue screens. :p

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    Don't worry. The Sun will rise tomorrow. You will get through this.
     
  8. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I agree -- I was surprised that I had not heard of this, because apparently it was floating around happening for some time. I have two XP computers at home and use two at work and have not seen or heard of this problem.
     
  9. Goona macrumors 68020

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    LOL at the excuses, when Snow Leopard had the guest account bug, the Windows fanboys were shouting from the roof. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, it only affects a small amount of machines. Yeah right, dig that head deeper into the sand.
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yet another thing MS has copied from Apple. THis list just goes on and on.
     
  11. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Meh, one camp always raves when the other camp is under assault.
     
  12. BongoBanger macrumors 68000

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    Oh don't be ridiculous. This isn't a crusade, they're both just operating systems. The comment was to illustrate that all operating systems have their issues and only a complete moron would expect them to be faultless in the first place. That's why you get updates for every OS.
     
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  15. clevin macrumors G3

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    no wonder i didn't see it, guess i need to install malware first.

    does GSOD on mac needs a malware to activate? don't think so.:D

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