Microsoft has been on a season-long campaign to make sure you know the tablet computers on NFL sidelines are their Surface models, not iPads. Like most Microsoft products, the Surface tablets are crashing—at least those on the New England sideline. Money well-spent, Microsoft.
The dreaded BSOD is always annoying and never funny... unless it's on a giant jumbotron at a basketball game. At a Pacers game in Indiana, the biggest BSOD popped up on Bankers Life Fieldhouse's giant hanging screen for everyone to see. And to laugh at. And to tweet about. And to remember how awful and sucky that BSOD…
If you decided to install the Developer Preview of Windows 8 last night, you may have run into this little screen. It's good to see Microsoft making even the worst of user experiences... friendlier? But now I'm laughing AND kind of depressed.
Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death has been simultaneously worrying and pissing people off since Windows 1.0. No doubt trying to add a bit of sexy glamour to an otherwise frustrating experience, Microsoft's next OS looks to include a black screen.
Pop-up ads, Blue Screens of Death, hiding your games of solitaire from your boss—all annoyances that should be familiar to any office-dwelling computer-user. Turns out they're even more annoying when you remove the computer from the equation. [MeltMedia]
Yes, that's a Windows XP error, floating in the sky. No, it's not a Photoshop. And this is what it looked like after a reboot:
You're working on the most important document you've ever typed and suddenly—boom: Blue screen. "A PROBLEM HAS BEEN DETECTED." What the hell just happened?
Eagle-eyed reader Shawn spotted this nice little discrepancy that's sure to start one of those awesome Mac vs. PC arguments in the comments: A Blue Screen of Death right next to an Apple store. Okay commenters, go nuts. [Thanks, Shawn!]
So there's this commercial on TV right now for some computer maintenance service with technologically-inept people frustrated over their crappy, virus-laden, machines. At one point an iBook even flashes a BSOD...wait, what?
Windows 7 Beta, Microsoft's thank-you gift for putting up with Vista, has been out two weeks and we're covering every exciting inch of it. Here's how to catch up, or get the beta for yourself:
This week's Photoshop Contest called for redesigned Windows 7 BSODs, and we got a nice mix of legit redesigns and ludicrous inanity. I prefer the latter, but a classy redesign would also be appreciated.
We've been fiddling around with the Windows 7 Beta for a few days, but just now finally run into that old friend of Windows users: the blue screen of death. It looks the same.