• aramishero

    LOL… Windows trademark Blue Screen of Death… This is the new Windows 8 version!

  • aramishero

    Blue Screen Metro style! yeah!

  • Sevan Grim

    …if it just needs a restart, its not a screen “of death”. its more the blue screen of minor annoyance. when things actually break and you cant used them (xbox red ring) thats when its an Of Death. Just saying…

  • SteveK

    Blue Face of Death!

  • Nick Mendez
  • mikeschinkel

    No need to feel so special, guess you guys forgot that Mac’s have a thing called a “kernel panic”:  http://support.apple.com/kb/TS… 

    (and I’m posting this comment from a Mac. That has has its fair share of kernel panics, thank you very much.)

  • oscarfeliciano

    Honestly, I miss the sad mac most of all.

  • facebook-1033324585

    Do you really know what is a BSOD?

  • d_n

    I don’t think the “cute” emoticon dampens any feelings of rage one experiences upon sighting the error message…

  • mlahero

    I actually quite like the look of this screen…….. though I’m sure when I actually get it I won’t have that feeling.

  • Gadgetmac

    Better than a kernel panic with the gray curtain of death that makes your heart sink down with it.

  • Andrew susay

    A picture of the “Death Star” with Darth Vader saying “Join me my son “would have been more appropriate.

  • Helmonder

    Notice the subline of the error states “hal failed to load” HAL !

  • gareth edwards

    The language is terrible!  My God, could they have worded it any worse?  In one short statement they say (in essence) your PC is ineffective, useless, incapable, not a great way to instil confidence in a bit of kit. I’m sure it could have been worded significantly better.   Here’s hoping the PC crowd don’t get to see this drivel too often, or they may need counselling.

  • Chris Bicker

    shouldn’t they put more effort into helping pc’s not crash, rather than designing fancy new blue screens?

  • Cultofmac

    There will be many changes before it is released.
    This is a preview.

  • theonlycog

    I’m not sure that “your PC ran into a problem it could not handle” is correct.  Far better to say “Windows collapsed in a useless heap and needs to restart”

  • Cultofmac

    Agree.
    My W7 has only blue screened once – when months ago trying out new USB3 hardware – because the drivers were not release candidates and only beta.
    This is way different from the days of NT, W2000.

    I agree, all you need to do is take away the offending new hardware and restart.
    If that doesn’t do it, the restore choices work fine for me.

    I do hear tell though that Apples don’t ever crash, even when previewing….  :-)

  • Mitchell Busby

    HAL meaning the Hardware Abstraction Layer, in case you didn’t know :)
    I did get the reference to the HAL voice from Windows though.

  • TonyK50

    I’ve not seen one of those in a long time, or he “bomb” that used to be displayed in OS 7.

  • TonyK50

    Use Apple at home, Windows at work.  It has been years since I’ve seen a true BSOD on either system.

  • bondr006

    Been using Windows 7 for over 2 years now with not 1 BOD. In fact, in the ten years I ran XP, I had only 1 BOD and it was my fault. It may be fun to poke fun at Windows, but you Apple fan boys are lying through your teeth if you say the MAC OS has no problems. My brother runs MAC and I get to hear about all of them. Also doesn’t take much of a Google search to find a bunch of OSX issues. Just sayin’

    That picture above looks pretty damned photoshopped to me. How come the BOD is in such great focus, while the white bar above it on the same screen is in such poor focus? Whoever photoshopped it did a piss poor job. The lettering and sad face are all stretched and out of proportion on the large picture. Epic Fail just to make fun of Windows…….

  • Beast_m

    To be honest, Windows doesn’t crash anymore as far as I hear.
    But don’t get fooled,
    its still a pain to configure and try to make things work in it.

    The usual crap you have to deal with Windows just to make it work, is
    still true. I get white hair trying to figure my family’s PC’s

  • stanakis

    from 2009 using win 7 i only had BSODs for bad drivers by ati and for hardware failures…

  • Mobile App Dev

    Mac, PC…they’re all great when they work properly and make you want to shoot them when they don’t. I’ve owned computers running 95, 98, ME, XP, 7, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion…they all have their strong points and weaknesses. Well, not ME, that was just one giant weakness. I’ll give PC this though, it is a lot easier to steal software for it. Good for poor people, bad for businesses.

  • Erik Oegema

    I never had a blue screen in Windows 7, Vista and XP. Users who have blue screens don’t know how to use a computer. I’m a hardcore Windows user and I do really mutch thinks with this OS. 

  • jayjaytee

    This is freakin’ hilarious.

  • Danny Uff

    Hmmm…  Now that’s something that’s not ‘Apple-like’ :-)

  • Jose Rodriguez

    I wonder how many people commenting forgot that this was a dev build and not the fully ready yet?

    I’m guessing few

  • bondr006

    I wonder how many people don’t realize that it’s photoshopped bullshit? Poorly photoshopped bullshit.

  • Joel Angert

    “But behind the shiny bubble – it’s still windows.”

  • Kendall Tawes

    They may also have bad hardware.

  • Togovero

    No, it’s not. Microsoft itself showed it.

  • DrM47145

    Oh well… so nothing has changed for MerdaSoft.

  • bondr006

    Where? All I’ve found so far is people using Arnold Kim’s faked twitter pic….

  • Prat20009

    its not photoshopped… its the windows development preview released today. The error is coming while installation in VMware. try it yourself.. stupid

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-u

  • Togovero

    At the build conference: http://www.geek.com/articles/g

  • Janeb

    “I never had a blue screen in Windows 7, Vista and XP.  Utter BullCrap

  • jpday3

    Yeah, Beautiful :p

  • Gatheris

    No battlefield 3 or skyrim for mac. that alone is a reason never to buy one.

  • Rodneyhall1

    I recently switched from Win 7 to Lion, and trust me Lion is far from perfect. I like both operating systems but let’s be honest neither are perfect. While Windows displays a blue screen Lion simply stops responding until you reach the conclusion that a reboot is required. I think I prefer the blue screen warning to the couple minutes of WTF before rebooting.

  • Rodneyhall1

    I recently switched from Win 7 to Lion, and trust me Lion is far from perfect. I like both operating systems but let’s be honest neither are perfect. While Windows displays a blue screen Lion simply stops responding until you reach the conclusion that a reboot is required. I think I prefer the blue screen warning to the couple minutes of WTF before rebooting.

  • Chris Killen

    or you could get a console and stop crying.

  • iDaBoss

    oh ho! i see! it’s funnay because it’s windows not working! haha! good one!

  • mikeschinkel

    +1 to that!

  • Steve Jods

    I thought it’s blog about Mac things. oops, looks like i was wrong. Now i need find new cool true mac blog, without Balmer-monkeys and his stupid things. I hate everything stupid, especially Microsoft. 

  • Togovero

    At the build conference. I cannot link anything cause CoM blocks comments with links, but if you google you can find another clearly not-photoshopped pic of the new BSoD.

  • shherr

    Just because they showed the new bsod at the conference doesn’t mean it’s gonna be some common occurrence. I honestly think the only people who really get bsod often are doing something stupid, or buying cheap hardware. 

    Buuut, why is this on a mac blog?

  • win7

    haha tipical

  • Fiery Blade

    I’ve never had a BSoD either. True story, fanboy.