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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
       ][+, 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.

       -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.


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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  (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
       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.