BSOD on a Mac?

Apple's witty icon for Windows machines on your local network.

Don't say you've never thought this before, but Apple types can be a bit on the smug/annoying side at times. Case in point: in the newly released Leopard operating system, the icon Leopard uses to represent Windows machines on your local network is a sight that should be familiar to Windows users the world over. It's a bulky old-school CRT monitor displaying the infamous blue screen of death (aka BSOD).

This little in-joke is actually pretty funny, but Engadget's Ryan Block wants to be a uniter, not a divider, so he put together a handy set of instructions for changing the (potentially) offending icon in Leopard. Blogger Anil Dash isn't as kind, he calls the icon "an example of the worst thing about Apple. There is simply nothing less attractive than a person who is both flawed and smug."

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Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of laptops, desktops, and Windows tablets, while also writing about games, gadgets, and other topics. A former radio DJ and member of Mensa, he's written about music and technology for more than 15 years, appearing in publications including Spin, Blender, and Men's Journal.

 

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