Green Screen of Death will soon replace blue for Windows Insiders

Windows Insiders will soon be treated to a brand-new hue when their computers crash. In fact, the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will be changing to a Green Screen of Death (GSOD) in an upcoming Windows 10 build — though the change is only intended for Insiders.

The change was first teased by by Microsoft Senior Program Manager Matthijs Hoekstra on Twitter, and was later confirmed by Twitter user Chris123NT (via MSPU) in an unreleased build 14997 that was recently leaked. There's no clear reason why green was chosen over any other color, but it will only be for those testing new Windows 10 builds in the Windows Insider program. The purpose of the color swap appears to be to make it easier for Microsoft to differentiate between errors in test builds and those in production.

Aside from the GSOD, there's a lot more coming along in build 14997. Check out our hands-on post for a full look at what's new in the unreleased build.

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