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BSOD: Linux Installation

This alternative to the original Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) screensaver adds a bit of pro-Linux humor by pretending to format the hard drive and install a Linux distribution. It starts with a traditional blue screen, then simulates a reboot and gives an "error" stating that a Microsoft operating system was found. It then proceeds to "format" the hard drive and install and boot into Linux, logging in to the console with username "BillGates".

This screensaver requires the Adobe Flash Player that is no longer supported. It probably won't work.
Price Free    Disk 0.23 MB    Windows for Windows    Downloads 11,054
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Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Open the BSODscreensaver.zip archive file you downloaded and copy or extract the "BSOD" screensaver file to your Windows folder, or a different folder where it won't accidentally be deleted.
  2. Right-click the extracted screensaver file and select "Install".
  3. Open the Screen Saver Settings panel. "Bsod" should now appear in the list of screensavers.

Anti-virus report for BSOD: Linux Installation

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Virus scannerBSODscreensaver.zip
ClamAVWin.Trojan.Agent-5800101-0 *
Last scanned2 weeks ago

*  When only a few of the virus scanners detect a problem with a file, this usually indicates a false alarm. While we cannot guarantee the safety of any file for 100%, we review them all carefully and report false positives to the anti-virus companies.

We have 1 file for "BSOD: Linux Installation"

  1.   BSODscreensaver.zip (Windows)
File report #1
File nameBSODscreensaver.zip
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size235.58 kB (241,235 bytes)
File typeZIP archive
Detection ratio1/12 (8.33%)   View report
Total downloads11,054
Last downloaded13 hours ago
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User reviews (3)

OCX error and exit!! DonĀ“t work on Win7 SP1!!

by Manu on September 29, 2019

only does one screen..not multiple screens.

by The Dude on May 8, 2019

i like but theres a website on lower right side..telling its fake...lol

by boj on August 26, 2016

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