Amazon features signature edition Vista upgrade

Ever wanted a copy of Windows signed by the Chairman himself? Now Amazon is giving you that chance.

For only $259 (with free shipping) you can get your own copy of Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade Signature Edition on DVD, with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gate's signature emblazoned in silver on the front cover of your product case. Quantities are limited to 20,000 orders and the product will not ship until the official release of Vista on the 30th of this month.

Amazon.com gift-wrap is available, so now is the perfect time to make up for that Neowin staff member who was forgotten on your Christmas list.

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Ok guys we all know if Mac OS X SP 5, er I mean 10.5 came out with Stevie's silver embossed signature on it, all the Mac fans would be drooling helplessly all over it and would gladly shell out extra cash for it so let's stop acting like BG's signature on Vista is so laughable.

"Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade Signature Edition"

Not a mouthful at all.

Cool idea though, if it wasn't so damned expensive i might consider getting Ultimate.

Actually I'd Rather have my Vista box signed by Neobond & Redmak. :nuts:

I honestly think they should come out with a Neowin Edition of Vista, this community started when XP was being released and has grown to a large enough population to be it's own country, so why not have a Special Neowin Edition of Vista Ultimate !

"plus is probably responsible for more of Vista's "innovations"

Now *that's* funny! I don't think Steve's copy machine has even cooled down yet.

I actually placed the order but didn't realize they were charging $10 more just for that. Yeah right. Switching to the $249.99

No one is charging more for anything. $259 is the retail price of Vista Ultimate Upgrade, signature or no signature. Amazon just isn't giving you the same $10 discount as they are for everything else.

jasonandre said,
No one is charging more for anything. $259 is the retail price of Vista Ultimate Upgrade, signature or no signature. Amazon just isn't giving you the same $10 discount as they are for everything else.

Which means they are charging $10 more for a "collectors edition"

Now i am a total geek, and unashamed in admitting it, but...

That is one of the saddest, nerdiest, geekiest bloody things ive ever heard of. :wacko:

Besides the signature probably comes with DRM and needs activating to prove its genuine, failure to do so results in the box self destructing after 30 days and Steve Ballmer using the l33t MS swat team to assault your house armed with WGA uberguns.

Thats if they dont crash on the way there.

*Cue Starsky and Hutch music with a Ford Torino driving down an alleyway and smashing through empty Zune boxes*

Wolfsglen said,
Now i am a total geek, and unashamed in admitting it, but...

That is one of the saddest, nerdiest, geekiest bloody things ive ever heard of. :wacko:

Besides the signature probably comes with DRM and needs activating to prove its genuine, failure to do so results in the box self destructing after 30 days and Steve Ballmer using the l33t MS swat team to assault your house armed with WGA uberguns.

Thats if they dont crash on the way there.

*Cue Starsky and Hutch music with a Ford Torino driving down an alleyway and smashing through empty Zune boxes*


Empty Zune boxes? Full up more like.


That's right folks i'm here all next week with more comedy gold nuggets.

Empty Zune boxes? Full up more like.


That's right folks i'm here all next week with more comedy gold nuggets.

Nah they are empty, we wouldnt want to damage something that valuable.

Like the Torino

Wow, how entirely useless. The box will be kept on a shelf gathering dust, by all (I'm sticking with XP), so what IS the actual point?

The only time I want to see Bill Gates's signature, is on a document proclaming how much product activation, DRM and WGA suck arse.

phedot said,
Or on a $1M check with my beautiful name in it, too. :rolleyes:

Woah, really? You know thats "blood money" right?

Too bad it's not personally signed by him, yawn, if I want that on my box i'll run it thru the printer :P

SO, no one has noticed that this is the same price for Vista Ultimate upgrade anyway? The only difference is that BG has signed the boxes. What's the big deal here? no one is paying extra. Oops, Ok, so it's $10 more. Still not exactly newsworthy.

Haha. I bet you that bloggers will also get these somehow, or they will be somehow given out for various reasons; but buying it off Amazon for extra? Never! lol

Wow, you'd have to be a nerd of epic proportions to pay extra for this. I mean if he signed it for you personally it might be worth having but just having his signature printed in silver on the cover by machines isn't exactly what I'd call very exciting. I guess Vista needs all the help it can get though.

I had a Gold CD of a previous version of Windows.
I sold it for a good profit -- its a collectors item apparently.

You never know this might be of more value in years to come than its now.

What a cheap publicity stunt. I can print his damned signature myself and "emblazon" it on my toilet. I would then have a Bill Gates signature edition toilet to poop on.

It says, "emblazoned in silver" that doesn't necessarily mean he signed it (and I doubt it). It's most likely a crappy print job signature. If Gates actually did sign it, those copies would be sold for a lot more.