Nostalgia seekers are going crazy for what Microsoft calls its “ugly sweater” — a sartorial representation of Windows 95, then new and now iconic START button and all. Maybe it’s just that Windows users are stunned by the design — this is the only Windows product in history that doesn’t need patches! (Remarkably, you can still download 55MB of patches for Windows 95 here, if you still want them.)
— Windows (@Windows) December 13, 2018
At the Windows Twitter account, they ask: “Wish you could rock the #WindowsUglySweater?” And very clearly the answer is yes! Perhaps it’s just the marvelous moodiness of the sunset-strewn photo shoot and the pensive poses of the models — are they worried that their data are insecure? Or that their PCs will crash? Anyway, @Windows said it was giving a few of these vintage beauties away to the lucky DMers, but so far you can’t buy one anywhere. Etsy people?
I can’t believe you’re calling this beaut an “ugly sweater.” Its perfect in my eyes 😍😍😍 #WindowsUglySweater
— Real Limoges (@reallimoges) December 14, 2018