Picture of the Week: Microsoft’s new-and-improved BSOD

Yep, it’s a new era at Microsoft. Even the Blue Screen of Death is getting a cutesy makeover.

Try as you might, it’s hard not to like this downright adorable new look for one of the computing world’s classic symbols of user frustration.

This is Windows 8′s BSOD — much more charming and personable than its uptight predecessors.

I mean, how can you get upset at a face like that?

Don’t feel bad, little Blue Screen, it’ll all be better once you get a little sleep!

Previously: This is Windows 8: Hands on with Microsoft’s radically different operating system.

[Via WinRumors and CNet News.com. Picture by Chip Hazard.]

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