Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Sep 2006 21:10 UTC
Mac OS X Contrary to popular belief, Mac OS X does have a 'blue screen of death', only it's grey instead of blue, and it's called the kernel panic screen, and it sure does scare the pajeezers out of you if you just bought a Mac (sadly, I can know), and it has had this screen since 10.2; before that, the error information was spilled as raw data straight on the screen. Amit Singh writes about the history and workings of this kernel panic screen, and provides methods of modifying it, or turning it into the 'raw data baby' version. And yes, you can even make it look exactly like the real BSOD. Die-hard Windowfying OS X, this.
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RE: Grow up Mac fans.
by alwayscrashing on Thu 14th Sep 2006 08:55 UTC in reply to "Grow up Mac fans. "
alwayscrashing
Member since:
2006-01-13

It's just kind of ironic that the Mac one has been well designed when just about no one ever sees it.

I switched to OS X in 2002 and I've not seen the thing once.

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RE[2]: Grow up Mac fans.
by Rayz on Thu 14th Sep 2006 14:45 in reply to "RE: Grow up Mac fans. "
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2006-06-24

Seen one three times in one day while running nothing but iTunes through an Airport Express network widget. I was especially annoyed because I was painting the house and didn't want to touch my Mac keyboard in case I got marks on it.

Strangely enough, my XP box runs three web servers, a wodge of Java tools and a DVD/Video Editing suite. Has not crashed once in two years; but the keyboard has enough crumbs in it to make a family-sized packet of McVities Digestives.

Edited 2006-09-14 14:46

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