They say that comedy is tragedy plus time, but Microsoft is apparently going for some immediate gratification with the new Windows 8 Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), which pops up when the system crashes. But unlike with previous versions of Windows, which feature a text-based blue screen, the Windows 8 BSOD is a lot cuter. I'm not sure if everyone will appreciate that, given the circumstances.

Tom Warren at WinRumors has a photo of the new BSOD, but here's a clean screenshot:

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