Microsoft has continued its tradition and on the eve of the Christmas and New Year holidays has presented another model of its "ugly sweater".
The company has been releasing Windows-themed sweaters for several years - each year with a different print. It started in 2017 as a joke, but users embraced the idea positively and asked Microsoft to release more "ugly sweaters." In 2018, only 100 units of Windows 95-themed sweaters came out, which were distributed to celebrities, journalists and fans of the brand, and then the company opened sales.
The centerpiece of this year's sweaters was Clippy, the talking paperclip assistant from Microsoft Office. Back in 2001, it was retired, but 20 years later it returned to Windows 11 as an emoji, a new background image and one of the items in the Microsoft Teams sticker pack.
"Ugly Sweater" with Clippy costs $75. Microsoft will send the proceeds to the College Success Foundation, which provides funding to low-income students, adding another $100,000 from itself.
Source: Xbox Gear Shop