It’s pretty clear that Apple left no stone unturned in Leopard, making changes and fixes throughout the new operating system. Unfortunately, that also included an upgrade to its crucial smugness subsystem: the image you see above of an old school CRT monitor with a blue screen of death is actually the not-so-subtle gag icon Leopard uses to represent Windows machines on your local network. (Is it any wonder why PC and Mac fanboys tend to get in so many fights?) Granted, many Leopard beta users have seen this icon since the early releases, but we didn’t actually think the shipping version would include something so pompous and galling to the other 90%.
We’ll save the missive on the subject (although if that’s what you’re looking for, Anil Dash wrote a pretty good one), and skip straight to the problem solving: hidden away deep within the recesses of Leopard, far, far away from the reaches of Spotlight, is an unassuming icon file that’s doing a great job at perpetuating the myth of Mac users’ disdainful sense of self-superiority. Luckily it’s an easy fix, and we’ll show you the three easy steps necessary to get rid of the BSOD and make your Mac a little less condescending.
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