Windows 7 to come in ‘Steve Ballmer’ edition

by admin October 4, 2009 at 5:50 pm

In case you were worried there weren’t enough versions of Windows 7, there’s one more to add to the collection.

It’s the Steve Ballmer “signature edition.” Under the hood it’s Windows 7 Ultimate, but on the outside it’s got a snazzy look plus the autograph of Microsoft’s chief executive. It’s not unlike what Microsoft did with Vista, though in that case it was Bill Gates adding his John Hancock to the packaging.

For now, the Ballmer edition is going to those who host one of the Windows 7 house parties.

Microsoft won’t say where else, if anywhere, it plans to offer the Ballmer-autographed version. The Gates version of Vista was sold on Amazon, although I later spotted one at CompUSA when it was going out of business.

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