» The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Microsoft announces Windows 8 pricing and packaging (Via Ed Bott).

They released images of the packaging on Facebook (it’s called leveraging your social media strategy, losers, look it up) possibly causing bad, acid-induced flashbacks to the ’60s.

Four versions — just four this time! — in five groovy boxes that I guess are supposed to be collectible or something? I’m sure IT professionals will be knocking each other over to collect them all. Prices range from $69.99 for Windows 8 Professional Upgrade to $139.99 for Windows 8 Pro (Full Version).

But, like those jars full of gum balls, you can get a free upgrade if you can guess the features of each of the four versions!

I made that last part up.

As far as I know, anyway.