JUST DAYS after the world went 'oooooh' over a Google easter egg that brings a flurry of snow to web pages Microsoft has launched its own "Let it snow" page, however it uses this one to show off HTML5.
As well as showing off web video software, the web page can also be used to display the touch capabilities in Windows 8, though we suspect this could have less immediate appeal.
Anyone else, and anyone with a decent computer, can enjoy the experience of watching show fall on their computer screen, at varying degrees of flurry.
"In the spirit of the holiday season, we offer a new HTML5 experience that makes the most of your PC hardware and the new touch capabilities in Windows 8. Check out Let It Snow and get ready for a GPU-powered snow storm," said Rob Mauceri, group program manager for Internet Explorer in a blog post.
"This experience brings together hardware-accelerated HTML5 canvas, SVG, CSS, and more."
The page does look quite nice, it's snowing and someone has made a snowman - what more do you want? - and depending on what web browser and hardware you are using the display looks rather good.
The Microsoft web page comes less that 48 hours after people went googoo over Google's "Let it snow" easter egg, which works if you type that term into its search box. µ
'Some of us like the misery'
That'll surely affect its credit score