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       bsod - Blue Screen of Death emulator


       bsod  [-display  host:display.screen]  [-foreground  color]  [-background color] [-window]
       [-root] [-mono] [-install] [-visual visual] [-delay seconds] [-fps]


       The bsod program is the finest in personal computer emulation.

       bsod steps through a set of screens, each one a recreation of a different failure mode  of
       an  operating  system.   Systems depicted include Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, MS-
       DOS, AmigaDOS 1.3, Linux, SCO UNIX, BSD UNIX, HPUX, Solaris, Tru64,  VMS,  HVX/GCOS6,  IBM
       OS/390, OS/2, MacOS (MacsBug, Bomb, Sad Mac, and OSX), Atari ST, Apple ][+, VMware and NCD
       X Terminals.


       bsod accepts the following options:

       -window Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.

       -root   Draw on the root window.

       -mono   If on a color display, pretend we're on a monochrome display.

               Install a private colormap for the window.

       -visual visual
               Specify which visual to use.  Legal values are the name of a visual class, or  the
               id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.

       -delay delay
               The duration each crash-mode is displayed before selecting another.

       -only which
               Tell it to run only one mode, e.g., -only HPUX.

       -fps    Display the current frame rate and CPU load.


       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

               to  get  the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in
               the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


       Notable X resources supported  include  the  following,  which  control  which  hacks  are
       displayed  and  which  aren't.   doWindows, doNT, doWin2K, doWin10, doRansomware, doAmiga,
       doMac,  doMac1,  doMacsBug,  doMacX,  doSCO,  doAtari,   doBSD,   doLinux,   doSparcLinux,
       doHPPALinux,  doBlitDamage, doSolaris, doHPUX, doApple2, doOS390, doTru64, doVMS, doMSDOS,
       doOS2, doHVX, doVMware, and doATM.  Each of these is a Boolean resource, they all  default
       to true, except for doAtari, doBSD, doSparcLinux, and doHPPALinux, which are turned off by
       default, because they're really not all that interesting looking unless you're  a  fan  of
       those systems.

       There  are  command-line  options  for  all of these: e.g., -bsd, -no-bsd.  (Also note the
       -only option.)


       Unlike the systems being simulated, bsod does not require a reboot after running.


       X(1),       xscreensaver(1),,,,, and


       Microsoft  Windows,  Microsoft  Windows  95,  and  Microsoft Windows NT are all registered
       trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.  Apple Macintosh is a registered trademark  of  Apple
       Computer.   Amiga  is  a  registered  trademark of Amiga International, Inc.  Solaris is a
       trademark of Sun Microsystems.  HP-UX is a trademark of  HP  Hewlett  Packard  Group  LLC.
       Nvidia  is  a  tradmark  of  Nvidia  Corporation.   VMS is probably a trademark of Digital
       Equipment Corporation.  Atari ST is probably a trademark, too, but it's hard to  tell  who
       owns  it.   SCO is probably still a trademark of somebody these days, I guess.  Linux is a
       registered trademark of Linus Torvalds, but it isn't  his  fault.  OS/2  is  a  registered
       trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. VMware is a registered trademark
       of VMware, Inc.  Android is a trademark of Google LLC. GladOS is a trademark  of  Aperture
       Science Incorporated.


       Copyright © 1998-2018 by Jamie Zawinski.  Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and
       sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby  granted  without  fee,
       provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright
       notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation.  No  representations
       are  made  about the suitability of this software for any purpose.  It is provided "as is"
       without express or implied warranty.  No animals were harmed during the testing  of  these
       simulations.  Always mount a scratch monkey.


       Concept  cribbed from Stephen Martin <>.  This version is by Jamie Zawinski
       <>, with contributions from many others.