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Old 02-09-2004, 07:04 AM   #1
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A funny linux screensaver for Windows


I made a little something to install on your Microsoft O/S at work, or wherever else you are forced to use it:

BSOD Screensaver, http://www.asktoby.com (at the top).

This Windows screensaver pretends to cause a BSOD, "re-boots", and installs linux in disgust!

...well it beats Mystify.scr, anyway

Enjoy.
Toby.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:13 AM   #2
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Moved: More suitable in General as this is not a question in regards to Linux or is it technical. Regards.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:33 AM   #3
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i couldnt be bothered downloading but its a pretty funny idea. good stuff.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:36 AM   #4
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I bothered. Cute!
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:41 AM   #5
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ha ha, that's cool.....
is there a way to slow it down a little, so it does not play as fast??

I've got a Good hex editor, not sure where to look in the code......thx
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:50 AM   #6
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trickykid: Thanks for moving the thread, I wasn't sure where to put it.

320mb: I could re-compile it to slow it down, but I personally like it fast. Two reasons:[list=1][*]Increases the longevity of the screensaver - you'll have to watch it a few times to read everything [*]I'm expecting lots of "the system summary doesn't match the POST readout" type replies, and making it too fast to read will delay those for a short while![/list=1]
 
Old 02-09-2004, 06:56 PM   #7
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Hey, no prob! I like it any way.....thx
 
Old 02-10-2004, 04:42 AM   #8
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320mb - Hope you don't mind, I've quoted your "ha ha, that's cool....." comment on the page now.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 07:46 PM   #9
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Can it be viewed on a Mac? Great idea!!
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:24 AM   #10
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xscreensaver version?
 
Old 02-11-2004, 01:20 PM   #11
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xscreensaver version?
If that works to see this http://www.asktoby.com I hear it's awesome and I'd like to see it but I no longer have a doz bloz box.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 05:01 PM   #12
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Unfortunately I don't have a Mac to develop on, so no Mac Version.
An xscreensaver version would be a little silly, since the whole joke is that it detects a Microsoft O/S and replaces it in disgust

I'm ever so glad people are finding it funny - Anyone know any appropriate places I should submit it to?
 
Old 02-11-2004, 08:46 PM   #13
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download.com

oh, and www.nonags.com Its the best freeware site for windows that I know (and I refuse to use shareware and crack it. freeware or nowhere - not that I have a lot of use for it now...)

Last edited by vectordrake; 02-11-2004 at 08:48 PM.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 05:02 AM   #14
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Just FYI - I've updated it to v1.1 - the screenie now loops and you get to watch a very special guest bumbling around at the console
 
  


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