We’ve heard of turning one’s brown eyes to blue, but what about turning blue screens black? If the latest rumors are correct, Microsoft may be changing the color of its infamous “blue screen of death” to pitch black in Windows 8. A user on the My Digital Life forums posted the above picture, which allegedly comes from a leaked build of Microsoft’s upcoming operating system.
Of course, Microsoft and its users are both hoping that we’ll see fewer crash messages in Windows 8, no matter what the color. But, even with a stable system, having data backups always helps. That’s why we’re much more excited about the also-rumored “History Vault” feature of Windows 8.
According to Winrumors, History Vault will allow users to keep a version history of their files and restore them based on time stamp. So if, for example, you wish you could get back the first draft of that Word Doc you saved over, you’ll be able to go back and restore that earlier iteration of the file. Mac OS X’s Time Machine has provided similar functionality to Mac users for years.
A leaked screen of the Windows 8 history feature is below.