Startup Sound: Vista versus Ubuntu

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at
Fri Jan 19 15:04:44 GMT 2007

Intersetign video/interview on making the Windows Vista sound:
> 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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