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MacOS X Leopard: Shared Windows PC Icons Display A Blue Screen Of Death

23. november 2007

When working with your MacOS X Leopard computer in a network you'll note the new icons for computers you may connect to, and you may also note that there's a *slight* different between the icons used for Macs and PCs. Here's what a Mac in your network looks like:

And here's a connected PC - you'll note the beige 1990's style CRT screen with the Windows 9x/Me style Blue Screen of Death (what is Apple telling us here?)

Don't know what a BSoD is? Never worked on a Windows PC? Well, Wikipedia tell us a bit more about it:

A Blue Screen of Death is an error screen displayed by Microsoft Windows operating systems after encountering a critical system error. It occurs when the kernel or a driver running in kernel mode encounters an error from which it cannot recover. This is usually caused by an illegal operation being performed. The only safe action the operating system can take in this situation is to restart the computer. As a result, data may be lost, as users are not given an opportunity to save data that has not yet been saved to the hard drive.

Here's a larger version of the Windows 9x/Me BSoD so that you can see what it looks like:


Thanks to Tim Bellinghausen for the hint!