Windows 8’s new BSoD blames the hardware manufacturers for crashes
When looking to upgrade an operating system, especially one that has been around as long as Windows (and largely unchanged since Windows 98), it’s always a good idea to take a look at the features your customers use the most and update those to make the idea of upgrading more enticing. And there’s no feature Windows users use more than the Blue Screen of Death.
What I really find most interesting about this new blue screen of death (and yes, the sad face does for some reason evoke comparisons to the Mac Finder’s “Happy Face) is the wording of the new error message.
“Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn’t handle, and now it needs to restart.”
In the past, there was always a mention of how WINDOWS had dropped the ball (see below). But now apparently it’s the PC that just can’t “handle” the awesomeness that Windows 8 is trying to lay down.
(W8 BSoD via Arnold Kim)