One Dev Question with Raymond Chen - What does a Blue Screen Message Really Mean?

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    Niner323558

    Yep, 99.5% of BSODs are caused by bad drivers, .4% by hardware failure, and MAYBE .1% by bugs in Windows.  But popular opinion is that Windows sucks.  Well I've seen Macs seize up plenty, and no helpful messages about WHY either.

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    dandy

    @Niner323558:  Keep in mind also that Apple only writes drivers for their own hardware, not the infinite number of commodity PC components that exist.  People really don't realize it, but it's a marvel Windows runs as well as it does (despite all its flaws).

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