Last year, Microsoft created a lot of buzz around its Windows 95-themed Ugly Sweater. With only around 100 or so made and sent out to select fans, many found themselves wanting a piece of that sweet, sweet nostalgia.
This year, the Windows Ugly Sweater is back, and now it has a Windows XP theme. You still can't buy one though, as they've once again been sent out to a select few. Once again, it has the Windows logo right on the front, and the rest of the sweater is now blue.
Microsoft bumped up its packaging game this year as well. It comes in a box that looks similar to the original Windows XP package. The title on the box says "Windows XP Pro-ho-ho-fessional", and right above the Start Menu logo, it says "Soft-wear Pack 2". On the back of the box, it has a list of features, just like the old Windows XP box. Features include easy-on installation, user-friendly interface, great networking performance, safe and secure architecture, tailored experience, and backward compatibility.
On the inside of the box, the sweater is wrapped in tissue paper, but it's not just regular tissue paper. This tissue paper is printed with the Windows XP Bliss wallpaper.
If you're lucky enough to receive the new Windows Ugly Sweater, it should be arriving soon.