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Microsoft to open source Blue Screen of Death

REDMOND, WA – The error screen familiar to millions of Windows users will soon have the combined development of developers around the world thanks to an initiative to release BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) as open source.

“We can look forward to lots of innovation in this space,” said project lead Bob Cráin. “Presently the BSOD is silver text on a blue background, but in the near future we could have several options. You might even have some different fonts in there.”

Used as a notification of a crash requiring restart, BSOD has been a feature of the Windows operating system since version NT 3.1 in 1993, and is one of its most recognizable functions.

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