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Which default OS startup sound is your favorite?
Windows 3.1 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Windows 95 17%  17%  [ 8 ]
Windows 98 8%  8%  [ 4 ]
Windows NT 4 15%  15%  [ 7 ]
Windows 2000/ME 23%  23%  [ 11 ]
Windows XP/Server 2003 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
Windows Vista (Final) 13%  13%  [ 6 ]
Mac Quadra (1991) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Power Mac (1994) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Power Mac (1995) 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Power Mac (1997) 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
Other 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
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 PostPost subject: Favorite Startup Sound        Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:42 pm 
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I'd have to say for Windows, 98 is my favorite followed by NT 5.0 Beta 1/2. For Mac it'd have to be the 1997 Quadra.

As a reference, here are the Windows sounds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSGDeuYJB9A

Mac sounds:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_8zPSO9qns (unsure if this has all of them)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:12 pm 
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2000/Me for Windows Startup.
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2000/me rocks
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:59 am 
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NT 4.0 startup/shutdown FTW.


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NT 4.0 startup/shutdown FTW.

The NT 4 ones were good but they were quite long. But I have to applaud the use of backmasking.

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Vista with 2nd best being nt 4.0.


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I liked the Vista Beta ones. 2000 was good too.
Mac...i dont know. Maybe the regular one (the current one). Lol, the 1995 one scared me.

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NT 4 and Windows 2000 were the best Windows startup imo, and I love the bong from the modern macs. The 20th Aniversery mac was great too.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:28 am 
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i like "The Microsoft Sound" from 98SE. Also I like the CHIMES.WAV from 3.11 better than the version in xp.

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i like "The Microsoft Sound" from 98SE. Also I like the CHIMES.WAV from 3.11 better than the version in xp.

If you slow down The Microsoft Sound from 98, it sounds a bit like the THX logo. :P

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The Microsoft Sound from Windows 95 8)

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Windows NT 4 is definitely my fave, next to Vista Beta (which I use in my XP Lappy)

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I liked the gong of the Power Mac. It was great in that it beaped not when the system started up but rather the actual hardware.

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Windows 95. It had a very "dreamy" quality to it.


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Windows 95. It had a very "dreamy" quality to it.

Yep, Brian Eno makes an awesome startup sound.

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Windows 98 and the 93 Quadra AV for me, now that sound brings back memories!


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I like the Vista Beta sound the most. Next to the Windows 2000 sound.


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I'm not an Apple user but that start-up sound has always been my favorite.


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2000, and seconding, 98, and in third, Vista Beta 2. Fourth, Vista RTM and fifth XP.


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Windows NT 4's startup sound is the best, with Windows 98 in a close second. The startup sound for KDE on my Linux box is pretty awesome as well.


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MacLover wrote:
Windows NT 4's startup sound is the best, with Windows 98 in a close second. The startup sound for KDE on my Linux box is pretty awesome as well.


There are some good Linux Startup Sounds, I personally like Kubuntu's and Sabayon's, Sabayon's sound very commanding :)

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MacLover wrote:
Windows NT 4's startup sound is the best, with Windows 98 in a close second. The startup sound for KDE on my Linux box is pretty awesome as well.


There are some good Linux Startup Sounds, I personally like Kubuntu's and Sabayon's, Sabayon's sound very commanding :)


Ha, I ripped Sabayon's and put it as my Win XP Startup Sound. Its cool but its LOOOOONG.

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Windows XP, dont know why.


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Windows XP, dont know why.

Slowing down the XP startup sound makes it better in my opinion.

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I think the windows neptune/ME/2000 startup sound is the best.

As shutdown sound i chose the logout sound of ME


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