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November 20, 2005

Microsoft To Release Anniversary Edition of Windows

Microsoft is planning on releasing a 20th anniversary edition of Windows XP Professional to commemorate the first Windows release.  The copies should become an instant collector's item as it is limited to 9,999 copies and will only be released in Japan.  The copies will sell for 28,140 yen (about $235 US) and will include such celebratory items as replica installation CDs of Windows 98, 98, ME, and 2000, Windows box origami. memorial stamps and stickers, and a video featuring Bill Gates.  50 lucky people will get the Vista Technical Beta 2.0.  There are a number of other potential prizes that come with snagging a box.  Should anyone be lucky enough to get a copy, it's an upgrade, so a qualifying operating system is necessary to install it.

Details are at Engadget, which also features a nifty spread of the package.

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