News

A Peek Into the Sounds of Windows Vista

Microsoft looks to electronic musician Robert Fripp to create the sounds of the next Windows OS.

Expect to hear atmospheric, new-age sounds in Windows Vista, the upcoming version of Microsoft’s operating system, courtesy of British guitar legend Robert Fripp.

According to Microsoft’s MSDN Channel 9 Web site, Fripp, a founding member of the late-1960s progressive rock band King Crimson, was at the company’s Redmond, Wash. campus several weeks ago recording sounds for Windows Vista. If the video posted on the Web site is any indication, these sounds will be along the same lines as the spacey, electronic work Fripp has done as a solo artist and with the likes of Brian Eno, who helped create the sounds of Windows 95.

In the past, Fripp has also worked with musicians David Bowie and Peter Gabriel.

Windows Vista is expected to ship late this year.

About the Author

Dan Hong is the associate Web editor of MCPmag.com, CertCities.com, TCPmag.com, Redmondmag.com and RCPmag.com.

Featured

  • Windows 10 Mobile To Fall Out of Support in December

    Microsoft will end support for the Windows 10 Mobile operating system on Dec. 10, 2019, according to an announcement.

  • Get More Out of Your Outlook Inbox with TakeNote

    Brien comes across a handy, but imperfect, feature in Outlook that lets you annotate specific e-mails. Its provenance is something of a mystery, though.

  • Microsoft Resumes Rerelease of Windows 10 Version 1809

    Microsoft on Wednesday once more resumed its general rollout of the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade, also known as the "October 2018 Update."

  • Microsoft Ups Its Windows 10 App Compatibility Assurances

    Microsoft gave assurances this week that organizations adopting Windows 10 likely won't face application compatibility issues.

comments powered by Disqus
Most   Popular

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.