The Blue Screen of Death is one of the most terrifying things you can see on your computer screen, but it looks as though Bill Gates and the gang are looking to change this up with a considerably less threatening Black Screen of Death.
Here’s what that will look like…
— The Verge (@verge) July 1, 2021
As explained by The Verge:
Microsoft is changing its famous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) to black in Windows 11. The software giant started testing its new design changes in a Windows 11 preview earlier this week, but the Black Screen of Death isn’t fully enabled yet. The Verge understands Microsoft will be switching to a Black Screen of Death for Windows 11, matching the new black logon and shutdown screens.
I’m not too sure how to feel about this TBH. On the one hand seeing the BSOD always makes your heart skip a beat, but at least it lets you know in no uncertain terms that your laptop is probably utterly screwed. This new Black Screen of Death just seems way too normal and casual about telling you your computer could be on its last legs and you’re going to have to shell out a small fortune to replace/fix it…
Just nowhere near as daunting as the intense blue screen with a bunch of code that makes no sense to anyone but lets you know that shit has really hit the fan, and leaves you freaking out over what kind of virus you might’ve picked up watching porn or clicking on all those dodgy live football streaming sites.
I know the new black screen hasn’t been fully implemented yet but don’t even bother IMO. We need an evil blue screen that fills us with terror, not some cute sad face on a black screen that downplays the issue altogether. It’s like if the Xbox Red Ring of Death became the Green Ring Of Death or something – it’s just not the same. Come on Microsoft, do better!
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