August 28, 2006

Windows Vista Boot-Up Sound

Over the past few days there been some interesting news and outrage about Windows Vista’s Boot Up sound. I first learned of this outrage via CyberNet News, Vista Will Not Let You Disable the Startup Sound: “Microsoft may not give me the option to disable the startup sound in Windows Vista though. Why would they do such a thing? Robert Scoble had the pleasure of talking with Steve Ball, program manager for the Windows Audio Video Excellence team, who gave a reason for this decision: “A short, brief, positive confirmation that your machine is now conscious and ready to react….

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