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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 differ-
        ent failure mode of an operating system.  Systems depicted include Win-
        dows  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


        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.
        -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,
        doAmiga,  doMac,  doMac1,  doMacsBug,  doMacX,  doSCO,  doAtari, doBSD,
        doLinux, doSparcLinux, doHPPALinux,  doBlitDamage,  doSolaris,  doHPUX,
        doApple2,  doOS390,  doTru64,  doVMS, doMSDOS, doOS2, doHVX, 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 trade-
        mark of Amiga International, Inc.  Atari ST is  probably  a  trademark,
        too,  but  it's hard to tell who owns it.  Linux is a registered trade-
        mark of Linus Torvalds, but it isn't his fault. OS/2  is  a  registered
        trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.


        Copyright  (C)  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 war-
        ranty.  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.