April 25, 2011 AT 9:37 am

What OS Has Crashed Here?

From pagetable.com comes this mysterious crash screen. Click through the image above for the original post and full-size image, and be sure to read all the comments too — the answer is in there somewhere.

Happy guessing! 🙂

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  1. Eight thirty-two bit data and address registers, plus a status register… Hmmm.
    Could that be a Motorola 68000? And if so, then this could be from the original Apple Mac vintage System 4, 5, 6 (ish), maybe?

    Thank you.

  2. I think Joel might be right. Certainly his guess is more educated than mine.
    I’m going to say MINIX. Not because I ever saw MINIX do anything like this, but just because I used to crash it _all_ _the_ _time._

  3. stretchy pixels and a block cursor?

    i’mma guess Lisa 🙂

  4. It’s not a Mac… I have had Mac’s since the original 128K and have seen them all crash in all sorts of ways – both with Macsbug installed and not.

    I have a Lisa emulator and I’ve not seen it crash that way… usually it either locks up or I get a dialog box… but I’ve not tried running MPW on it either, so…

    However, it *does* look like a 68K series processor… hmm…

    Total wild guess… OS/9 for 68k???

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