This year's Windows Ugly Sweaters support a beautiful cause

Windows Xp Ugly Sweater
Windows Xp Ugly Sweater (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • This year's Windows Ugly Sweaters are now available for order.
  • There are MS Paint, Windows XP, and Windows 95 ugly sweaters.
  • Microsoft donates a portion of the proceeds from the sweaters to Girls Who Code.

In the holiday version of the good, the bad, and the ugly, Microsoft's Windows Ugly Sweaters are now available. The good, for every sweater you purchase, Microsoft donates $20 to Girls Who Code. The bad, I mean, look at the sweaters. The Ugly, again, just look at them. The sweaters start at $70, and you'll want to grab one quickly as they often sell out quickly. At minimum, Microsoft will donate $50,000 to Girls Who Code.

There are three Windows Ugly Sweaters this year; MS Paint, Windows XP, and Windows 95. Each one of them is uglier than the last but in a charming sort of way that makes them perfect for holiday parties.

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Girls Who Code is an organization that helps close the gender gap in tech jobs. They've reached 500 million people and served 300,000 people through programs, clubs, and college loops.

Which Windows Ugly Sweater is your favorite? Do you have a favorite ugly sweater that you wear each year? Let us know in the comments below.

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