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Apple's Startup Chime a Musical Atrocity
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 04:17 AM EST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test#Original_IBM_POST_beep_codes

Real server sang their status to you ;)

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  • Real servers? - Authored by: artp on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 12:37 PM EST
    • Real Macintosh - Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 02:03 PM EST
Apple's Startup Chime a Musical Atrocity
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, December 13 2012 @ 07:30 AM EST
What's interesting here is that this sound was first used in the Quadra AV series Macs back in the early 90s - the first to have 16-bit audio output built in. It then disappeared for ages (the PowerMac 8100, at least, had a completely different chime) before coming back in the G3 line.

But I was also sure that there was a slight difference between the modern version of the sound and the original. If I can find a supply of PRAM batteries, I should have a go at comparing them - seeing as I still have one of those old Quadras. It's possible that the flat tuning is part of the difference.

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