Move Over, Blue Screen of Death?

Some Longhorn testers are seeing red. But never fear, Microsoft execs say: There will be no Red Screen of Death in the next version of Windows, due in 2006.

As if the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death" that plagues users of existing Windows variants weren't enough, some beta testers are reporting that they've encountered a new "Red Screen of Death" in early versions of Longhorn. The first Red Screen of Death (RSOD) reports surfaced this past weekend on various Web logs, including one written by a Microsoft employee. Michael Kaplan, a technical lead with Microsoft's Globalization Infrastructure, Fonts, and Tools unit, posted a screen shot of the RSOD in Longhorn on his blog on May 7.

News source: Microsoft Watch

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