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Free Software Magazine: That Darn Startup Sound (Knoppix vs Vista)

Nov 01, 2006, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Sugar)

"Imagine you are in the boardroom, asked by the president of the company to fix his laptop during a critical presentation. You reach for your handy knoppix on a flash, and set it off to boot, so ready to proudly display the power of freedom during this critical presentation, when, already too late, you remember; that darn startup sound!

"While Microsoft claims a startup sound you cannot disable is a 'feature' in its one day to be released Vista operating system, and perhaps even has a patent on the idea, we in the free software community have had to contend with this 'feature' for a long time now..."

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