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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg Network
Not really a hint but I thought this was hilarious.

I did a Get Info on one of the PC Servers connected to my Mac when I noticed the contents of the icon on the preview area. Yes, it is a picture of the Blue Screen of Death. All the connected PC servers get this icon. Cannot tell what version of Windows BSOD this is though.
  • Open a Finder window.
  • Right click on a server (under 'Shared' in the Sidebar).
  • Select Get Info.
I love the extra attention Apple gives to details in OS X.

[crarko adds: Another reader (titaniumtroop) set in a similar submission about the Quick Look icon for a Windows Server being the BSOD. Apple has removed so many of the good old Easter eggs it's nice to see an indication that a sense of humor still thrives in Cupertino.]
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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: haloici0us on May 12, '11 08:19:42AM

I saw this when I looked at the info on an Epson printer, too!
Very fun!



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: dschneiderch on May 12, '11 08:20:58AM

It's not a BSOD on my 10.5.8 when connecting to a server via samba. Just default aqua blue mac desktop picture. Too bad, would have been funny.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: dschneiderch on May 14, '11 12:14:06PM

I may have misunderstood this er, tip. I see the BSOD if another computer shows up as a server and I Get Info, but not if I connect to a windows file server.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: menace690 on May 12, '11 08:28:50AM

Definitely shows here. Very funny.



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dejavu
Authored by: wallybear on May 12, '11 09:11:35AM

This is not new. It was there also in 10.5 (don't remember about 10.4).

Edited on May 12, '11 09:12:15AM by wallybear



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dejavu
Authored by: capacity on May 12, '11 09:49:06AM

It was introduced in 10.5 (more than 3.5 years ago). Not sure why this qualifies to be posted here, unless there just haven't been any good submissions in a while.



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It's been there for years
Authored by: zpjet on May 12, '11 09:48:04AM

Just about four, actually.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2007/06/apple-teases-mi/

Not a hint, not an easter egg, just an icon.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: auntchilada on May 12, '11 11:41:09AM

@ crarko, i laughed my ass off when i worked at Apple ;-]



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: andrew112358 on May 12, '11 12:04:35PM

This is old, but not only is it a BSOD, it's also a dirty old beige CRT. The Macs all look new and shiny.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: GRMrGecko on May 12, '11 02:38:42PM

You can find this icon at /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/public.generic-pc.icns, I believe someone already tipped this before.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: zpjet on May 13, '11 10:36:55PM

and to open it, select the path and do Safari (or your Cocoa browser) > Services > Open, or Reveal if you want to see other icons.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: renaultssoftware on May 12, '11 02:39:29PM

The image is located at /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/public.generic-pc.icns



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: CyberSkull on May 12, '11 04:56:33PM

I remember when 10.5 came out a bunch of Linux users complained about this, as linux machines running SMB were also represented with BSOD icons as well.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: marksch on May 13, '11 08:26:48AM

This is old. Very, very old. *yawn*.
Not worth posting on Mac OS X hints.

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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: ryanparrish on May 13, '11 09:00:20AM

My 10.6.6 server shows up like this as a windows computer, even when we connect via AFP from our mac's (SMB service is turned on though). Bugs the crap out of me.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: mdlima on May 13, '11 11:37:55AM

Ok, it's not a hint and it's old, but it's sure funny!

Actually, all the servers' icons (under Shared) are the same CRT with BSOD, you don't even have to click get info. They were there all this time and I never noticed.

I use my MacBook on a network with mostly windows machines. It's BSOD all around.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: manxman on May 13, '11 02:13:34PM

The easiest way to see the detail of the icon (and it's well worth it!) is to Get Info, select the icon, copy it, open Preview and press cmd-N.

You'll see the three sizes of the icon displayed including the superb 512x512 one.

Classic. Still funny.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: mantrid on May 13, '11 09:45:06PM

It may have seemed cute when Apple was the feisty underdog, but now that they are a smart phone / tablet / online music-video-software store behemoth whose market cap and profitability surpass those of its rivals, crap like this makes them look like dicks.



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Not a hint, but a funny networking Easter egg
Authored by: Talon57 on May 14, '11 10:14:06AM

I would like to change that icon to represent my printer and a new name is this possible



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