Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A retrospective of Windows packaging: Paper or plastic

If you purchased Windows Vista, you know that the packaging represented a completely new design. The traditional cardboard box was gone and in its place was a small, hard, plastic container with sleek curves that gave a futuristic look. Unfortunately, the boxes were very difficult to open.

Recently, Microsoft revealed the packaging for Windows 7 and announced that the new design will look like the Vista packaging, but the new boxes will be much easier to open.

In this, picture gallery we’ll take a look at Windows packaging over the years.