Windows Evolves From BSOD To GSOD

Windows Evolves From BSOD To GSOD

We all remember the stark ugly Blue Screen of Death, or BSOD, that accompanied the early version of Windows (shown above left). Most of us also remember when Microsoft changed this in Windows 8 to make it less offensive. Eventually QR codes were added for troubleshooting purposes, and the BSOD is losing more of it’s unfriendliness. Well, now Microsoft is taking the next big step as they’re rolling out the Green Screen of Death, or GSOD, shown above right. A recent release candidate revealed the new “feature” and experts suspect is will make it into an upcoming Service Pack.

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