Goodbye, Blue Screen Of Death!

It's been a hallmark of PC gaming (and, well, PC using) for years now: when Windows really does something wrong, users have been greeted by the dreaded "blue screen of death", crashing their system. No more!

Instead, it appears as though the next version of Microsoft's operating system, Windows 8, does something similar to the new Xbox 360 S console: give the same error, but change it just enough to make it seem different.

In this case, the blue screen of death has been replaced with a black screen of death, and obscure error reports swapped out with a simpler, larger "Your Computer Needs To Restart" message.

So you can still use the acronym "bsod", and it still means something's gone horribly wrong, but a colour change and cut-down on jargon makes it all seem just that little bit less critical.

Microsoft switches to Black Screen Of Death (BSoD) for Windows 8 [Winrumors]


    Noo!! It must stay blue!!

    im sure there is a way to hack it so it can be blue

    Windows 8. No surprise. XP was the only long in the tooth OS for ms in terms of existence vs useage and lastability (hey it outlasted vista!!!) I'd say 2 more years and we'll see it.

      XP was only useful once it hit SP 3 though, and the only people who still use it are the old or out of touch who still use programs that are not utilizing superior Win7 features.

      yes people are still probably going to be using XP when it hits Win9, but thats not exactly a good thing for them.

        If all a user needs is a web surfing, and emailing. There is no needs to upgrade to Vista nor Windows 7. The only time he/she needs to update is when MS stop providing security patches.

        If one blindly upgrade for features they do not require, it's similar to flushing hard earn money down the drain. No wonder those people's bank account looks better than yours.

    I don't care about the colour, having less information just makes it harder to troubleshoot a problem.

    As long as it still makes a dump I guess it'll be ok.

    New OS feature: choose the colour of your death!

    Bloody annoying with the lack of info, hopefully it'll create a dump-file or something for you to access on restart

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