While I can’t disagree with reasoning why this is bad, I also find it kinda neat that Apple did that in a world full of fake political correctness.
Graphic on the left © Apple, Inc. Inappropriate use of the Windows logo on the right, me.
Having a bluescreen is actually just as recognizable as using the windows logo, which they likely can’t use due to trademark (just like us). The association is just as strong, the metaphor works (Well, if it was the CIFS protocol that was the important bit and not the fact it’s a remote share). BSOD is Windows, just like bucket of mayo and a few chips is Belgium even if there’s plenty of countries that consume more of each.
- Some refer to those as icons which I still can’t make myself to.