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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


       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
       ][+, 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

       -delay delay
               The delay between displaying one crash and another.

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


       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,
       doAmiga,  doMac,  doMac1,  doMacsBug,  doMacX,  doSCO,  doAtari, doBSD,
       doLinux, doSparcLinux, doHPPALinux,  doBlitDamage,  doSolaris,  doHPUX,
       doApple2,  doOS390, doTru64, doVMS, doMSDOS, doOS2, and doHVX.  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.


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       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.   Atari  ST  is  probably  a
       trademark,  too,  but  it’s  hard  to  tell  who  owns  it.  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.


       Copyright © 1998-2003 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.