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Goodbye, Blue Screen Of Death!

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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!

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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.

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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]

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Windows? Ewww, really can't understand why people keep using and paying for that thing.

Masochists! :P