Feeds

Amazon.com sells empty Vista boxes for $200?

And that's the cheap version

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

While The Register is proud to be the premiere source of Google Maps foibles, contextual minge misuse and divine cumulus formations, we truly relish news of the utmost weight and consequence. It's our solemn vow to shed light on an industry renowned for meaningless fluff and slight-of-hand concocted to confuse and distract its customers.

Oh, we're not doing any of noble stuff right now, of course. Just wanted to keep your head up for later.

That said, sharp-eyed Reg reader Dave has pointed us to some delightful, meaningless fluff with which to confuse and distract you. Enjoy!

Amazon.com appears to be selling empty Windows Vista boxes. While admittedly Microsoft's package design team has put out a very sleek and sexy container for the OS, a retail price of $359.99 seems a tad steep — even with a discount and Super Saver Shipping. Tapered edges aren't that expensive.

Windows Vista featuring "no operating system"

Or play the home game here.

Some may argue that the "No Operating System" subnote deserves a bit more prominence, but perhaps that's why those people are sorting through rubbish bins instead of heading the largest internet retail site.

And truth be told, a bunch of these babies stacked up would make one killer of a little fort. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
MEN WANTED to satisfy town full of yearning BRAZILIAN HOTNESS
'Prettier, better organised, more harmonious than if men were in charge'
Cops baffled by riddle of CHICKEN who crossed ROAD
'Officers were unable to determine Chicken's intent'
Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?
Local UK gov outs most ridiculous FoI requests...
Drunkards warned: If you can't walk in a straight line, don't shop online, you fool!
Put it away boys. Cover them up ladies. Your credit cards, we mean
Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people
They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Murder accused DIDN'T ask Siri 'how to hide my roommate'
US court hears of cached browser image - not actual request
Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?