Startup Sound: Vista versus Ubuntu

Eric Dunbar eric.dunbar at
Fri Jan 19 14:58:15 GMT 2007

It's quite ugly -- at least the one recording I heard of it on the web. They
spent that much money making something that doesn't even sound good?

Of course, I'm not fond of the Ubuntu one either (waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long).

On 19/01/07, Daniel Robitaille <robitaille at> wrote:
> That article take a look at the process of creating the startup sound
> in Vista and in Ubuntu.
> In Vista?  "it took 18 months, 20 people and over 500 variations to
> pick just a four-note melody that will be played over and over again
> for years to come"
> In Ubuntu?  "So I went on a hunt to find out exactly how many people
> work on the Ubuntu startup sound, and to my surprise, there was only
> one. User Pete Savage is the sole contributor and composer to the
> "UbuntuSounds" project which is currently deciding on the new sound
> scheme for the next release of Ubuntu."
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