Vista startup sound
I thought this could be interesting (for this offtopic community forum). Look at the time and effort it took Microsoft to make a new Vista startup sound.
I suppose it's designed to put you to some sort of subtle trance or something. IMO this just shows that Microsoft is more willing to invest time, money and effort into anything that has to do with marketing (read: brainwashing) than into the quality of the actual OS.
I don't know about you, but taking this long just to make a startup sound for an OS is really exaggerating. The slashdot commentator put it nicely:
That's a bit like a car manufacturer worrying about the color of the seats while the breaks are still leaking.