Microsoft Discloses Windows 7 Pricing

From Slashdot:

Microsoft Discloses Windows 7 Pricing: It’s the tripnaut! writes “Information Week has posted prices for Windows 7. From the article: ‘The full version of Windows 7 Home Premium is priced at $199, with an upgrade from Vista or XP costing $119. The full version of Windows 7 Professional is $299, with upgrades going for $199. Windows 7 Ultimate is priced at $319, with the upgrade version at $219.’ In a nod to the global economic downturn, it is interesting to note that prices are 10% lower than Vista.”

Ahhh…. yeah. Upgrade pricing to the Ultra Premium Snow Leopard OSX: $29. Full Price: $129. Who’s got the lower cost of ownership???

Oh yea… and Ultra Premium Ubuntu: $0.

Mac Mini Running Inside an Apple Disk II Case

From Mactopolis:

Mac Mini Running Inside an Apple Disk II :

How retro and cool is this? Certainly one for the extreme mac geek, creator and no doubt mac fan Charles Mangin created this gem. A Mac Mini encased inside an old Apple Disk II Case. Brilliant. Check out the images below:

You gotta love this! Maybe one of these years I’ll end up with a mac mini and be able to find one of these drive cases to do this mod. Imagine, a computer 100’s of times more powerful than the Apple II, in the case for the floppy drive!

The Macintosh Software Dating Game


The Macintosh Software Dating Game: Circa 1983: I don’t think this video requires much description. It takes place in 1983 at an Apple Event. Featured in this “Software Dating Game” are Fred Gibbons, President of Software Publishing Corporation; Mitch Kapor, President of Lotus Development; and of course Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft.

I might have even posted this one before… But I couldn’t resist. Can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of the week than with a good ‘ol 1983-cheese vintage Jobs/Gibbons/Kapor/Gates video clip.

This comes to you from the [wayback machine](, from a time before [Microsoft]( was the new evil empire, and Jobs and Gates were cordial, if not friendly. The video is kinda hokey, and definitely dated, but fun all the same. Enjoy.