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Jimmy_r
December 6th, 2006, 05:54 PM
Many thanks to Vmware, who has made Windows best known feature available to Linux users.
No longer is dual-booting required to access this important feature.

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce the
Blue Screen Of Death:

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=D>

loserboy
December 6th, 2006, 06:02 PM
Awesome, I've missed it so much I was about to go back....

Johan!
December 6th, 2006, 06:03 PM
There's also a BSOD screensaver in Ubuntu 8)

Chinkostu
December 6th, 2006, 06:08 PM
Brings a tear to the eye. how i miss it.

haxer
December 6th, 2006, 06:24 PM
Swedish :);) :KS

steven8
December 6th, 2006, 06:28 PM
You actually got the BSOD in a virtual environment!?! That is just too cool for words!!

@haxer - you'd better be careful about throwing around those zeros and ones, Microsoft has a patent on those!!

Jimmy_r
December 6th, 2006, 06:40 PM
You actually got the BSOD in a virtual environment!?! That is just too cool for words!!


I must admit I did cheat a bit:
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877-5710338.html

weasel fierce
December 6th, 2006, 07:16 PM
well, ****. Im switching back now

PryGuy
December 6th, 2006, 07:24 PM
There's also a BSOD screensaver in Ubuntu 8)
But it's not included in Edgy. We are to expect a massive back to Windows migration becuse of that. ;)

xopher
December 6th, 2006, 07:27 PM
But it's not included in Edgy. We are to expect a massive back to Windows migration becuse of that.

Hah :)


Here's how to create a BSOD:

1. Launch the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\i8042prt\Parameters.
3. Go to Edit, select New | DWORD Value and name the new value CrashOnCtrlScroll.
4. Double-click the CrashOnCtrlScroll DWORD Value, type 1 in the Value Data textbox, and click OK.
5. Close the Registry Editor and restart Windows XP.


Nice features they have in windows.

Hendrixski
December 6th, 2006, 08:20 PM
That's cool.

I've blue screened in windows XP. I thought that the only people who saw the BSOD anymore were software developers, but I guess virtual machines really do bring nostalgia back to the masses.

Jimmy_r
December 6th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Nice features they have in windows.

I know, it is the lack of these things that hinder widespread adoption of Linux.
We must include those features in Ubuntu if we want it to be successful.
Here is a suggestion:

jimmy@ubuntu:~$ sudo crash
Password:
Kernel panic - not syncing : User requested crash

It would be easy to implement too, just a shell script that outputs that line and calls reboot...
I must speak with Shuttleworth - this is a must have feature :rolleyes:

iPower
December 6th, 2006, 08:43 PM
w00t :D