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Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:19 am ]
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No, not the infamous "BillGates" version - I saw that there is going to be a special limited edition version of Vista Ultimate Upgrade, which has Bill Gates's signature on the front (presumably reproduced - I can't imagine Bill personally signing 20,000 of the things!) and is limited to 20,000 copies. As far as I can tell the actual software is identical to the normal version, it's just a special box. Destined to be a sought-after collectors' item in years to come?

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Order from Amazon

Author:  ___ [ Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:21 pm ]
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wouldn't mind a copy :D, but why upgrade? these will get snapped up fast

Author:  pr0gram the pr0grammer [ Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:06 pm ]
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Hmm, I could afford one .. I'd get one but as soon as I open it, I'll think "damnit, I shouldn't have opened this, I should keep it for 10 years and sell it on eBay" :P

Author:  ___ [ Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:30 pm ]
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buy 2

Author:  ddrmaxromance [ Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:14 am ]
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"Yet another reason to get Windows Vista over Mac OS X Leopard: You get Bill Gates's signature! You can't get that from Steve Jobs! Best of all, it's real, original, and not reproduced by a computer of any sort!!!"

:shot:

Author:  empireum [ Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:40 pm ]
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troyoda1990 wrote:
"Yet another reason to get Windows Vista over Mac OS X Leopard: You get Bill Gates's signature! You can't get that from Steve Jobs! Best of all, it's real, original, and not reproduced by a computer of any sort!!!"

:shot:

Yeah, and Bill's almighty signature guarantes you that these editions of Vista will never crash or get infected by a virus or something like that, because Bill's almighty and magical signature will protect them! :lol:

Author:  ___ [ Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:16 pm ]
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going by the number on that box, wouldn't there be 20,001 copies? or does it stop at 19,999? :lol:

Author:  empireum [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:12 am ]
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I think the image shown is just a "prepared" copy for the press and such, nothing actually produced. The produced boxes will start at 00001. :)

Author:  Frozenport [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:29 pm ]
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Empireum:
It is a commonly known fact that integers start at zero in programing. :lol:..

0-0-0-0-0
It maybe not very difficult to sign 20,000 copies if done over a long period of time... Lets say as a wrist exersice
-0-0-0-0-0-

I think it maybe become a collectors item but its value although not becoming the 1 USD, commonly found in compies of MS-DOS, will doubtably levitate over the initial release price.

Author:  empireum [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:11 pm ]
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Quote:
Empireum:
It is a commonly known fact that integers start at zero in programing. Laughing..

I know, but we're not talking about programming, are we? :roll:

Author:  ___ [ Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:44 pm ]
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Frozenport wrote:
Empireum:
It is a commonly known fact that integers start at zero in programing. :lol:..

0-0-0-0-0
It maybe not very difficult to sign 20,000 copies if done over a long period of time... Lets say as a wrist exersice
-0-0-0-0-0-

I think it maybe become a collectors item but its value although not becoming the 1 USD, commonly found in compies of MS-DOS, will doubtably levitate over the initial release price.

im sure after something like 20years it would be, i bit like how windows 1.00 would be very expensive

Author:  ThunderKiller [ Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:24 am ]
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who wants to have this?

Author:  ___ [ Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:39 am ]
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me?

Author:  Stevey [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:26 am ]
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Cool! I suppose you could buy it and keep it and in like 10 years sell it for thousands of pounds to a nerd of the future :D

Author:  empireum [ Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:04 pm ]
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This idea has already been brought up...

Author:  CE0311 [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:43 am ]
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Hey cool, where I can get these editions of ultimate? :P

Author:  empireum [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:06 am ]
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There's a link in the 1st post.

Author:  Evan [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:16 pm ]
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I'd safely say no windows copies are ever going to become rare. Even these copies aren't going to be worth much in the far future, i bet.

Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:27 am ]
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Windows 1.0x is rare now - it very rarely comes up on eBay and I have seen boxed copies in good condition sell for a lot. None of the others seem to be worth anything though.

Author:  empireum [ Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:16 am ]
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I've got an OEM copy of Windows 1.03 in German and I had to bid more than $80 to get it...

Author:  Vista Ultimate R2 [ Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:26 am ]
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empireum wrote:
I've got an OEM copy of Windows 1.03 in German and I had to bid more than $80 to get it...


:shock: :shock: :shock: You must have been seriously keen to have a copy of 1.0! And that's only OEM, which is surely less collectable than a retail copy - how much would a retail copy go for, I wonder...

Author:  empireum [ Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:46 am ]
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Vista Ultimate R2 wrote:
empireum wrote:
I've got an OEM copy of Windows 1.03 in German and I had to bid more than $80 to get it...


:shock: :shock: :shock: You must have been seriously keen to have a copy of 1.0! And that's only OEM, which is surely less collectable than a retail copy - how much would a retail copy go for, I wonder...

Yes, I was really keen to have a copy of 1.0x then, that's why the price didn't stop me. That excluded shipping, BTW, but I don't think it mattered much to me then. :wink:

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