Black screen of death
As most of the tech media are Apple-maniacs, they don't really don't care about Windows 11's hottest new feature -- running Android apps -- and tend to be really, really clueless about the technique of side-loading.
A fact none of the tech media mentioned is that running Android apps on Windows is not new: it's been possible for many years (going back to 2009), as there are Intel CPU-versions of Android. See pcmag.com/how-to/3-free-ways-to-run-android-apps-on-your-pc for some examples.
As a result of Apple Devotion, we were fed a lot of misinformed Android Development articles.
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What the tech media instantly understood, however, was the change to BSOD. The blue screen, reminiscent of MS-DOS days, covers over your not-yet-saved work when Windows crashes. Today, it was announced, Microsoft is changing the color to black in Windows 11.
In some of headlines reporting on the change (all re-reported from the original article in Verge), you can sense the writers' relief at an easy-to-understand change, like this headline: "Microsoft made a huge change to the Blue Screen of Death in Windows 11."
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Here are the best tweets that I collected from Tech-meme:
Black is the new blue. Microsoft's notorious Blue Screen of Death, that's been around in one form or another since Windows 1.0, is going black. One proud employee, Raymond Chen, claimed authorship of the original #BSOD.
- Ami (@switchshot)
At least we get to keep using BSOD. Microsoft once again delivers on backward compatibility.
- Sriram Karra (@skarra)
Finally true innovation.
- Patrick Beja (@notpatrick)
The real Windows 11 story.
- James Randall (@jamesdrandall)
The sheer vision. They have brown, burgundy, beige, bronze, brass screens of death to go. With a new Windows every five years, they have the next three decades of failures covered.
- Rahul Gaitonde (@RahulGaitonde)
It's like losing an old friend. A really shitty friend.
Looks like Apple will need to update its snarky Windows PC icon in macOS.
- Tim Hardwick (@waxeditorial)
It's more appropriate, really.
- Varad Mehta (@varadmehta)