Yeah, they really did that…

http://www.engadget.com/2007/10/30/mini-how-to-remove-the-windows-bsod-icon-in-leopard-make-os-x-a-little-less-smug


When I first read this .. I went.. no way… they didn’t do that did they? And I had to fire up the OS and drill around and check…



All the operational computers in my network look like this…



Now mind you .. BSOD’s happen so infrequently that when they do it’s such a rare treat to dig up Peter Gallagher’s blog post so I can figure out what third party driver was the culpret…


http://blogs.technet.com/petergal/archive/2006/03/23/422993.aspx


I did have one last week but that was a known self induced event anyway due to not following my own cardinal rule of using a driver from Microsoft Update.


But you know… Apple needs to get on board with Interoperbility.  Having Macs and Windows side by side working happily is what he’s all about and embracing technology to just work better together is what everyone in this industry should strive for. 


That icon is indeed a bit lame in a shipping product.

2 Thoughts on “Yeah, they really did that…

  1. Curious. A blue screen from an OS that went out of support six years ago.

    And, I left the Macintosh for Windows NT because I got fed up with the Mac crashing twelve times a day and NT was stable. I wonder what the sophomores at Apple would say if Windows included the bomb from OS7 as the icon for a Mac?

  2. i got a vista induced bsod yesterday from clicking on microsoft virtual pc 2007 icon

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