Windows 95 startup music composed on Mac, composer reveals

By on November 28, 2011
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Also claims he doesn’t like PC’s.

Here’s interestingly ironic piece of tech news to come out today. Those who are old enough remember the memorable start-up tune of Windows 95 very well. The composer of the music Brian Eno in a radio interview revealed that he actually composed the music on a Apple Macintosh.

Apparently, he worked from a list of around 150 objectives that Microsoft provided him. “Inspirational” “sexy”, “driving”, “provocative”, “nostalgic” and “sentimental” are just some of the words on the list that helped him create the right music. But the big bombshell happened when he was asked whether he created the music on the PC. He replied:

“No I wrote it on a Mac. I’ve never used a PC in my life; I don’t like them”

Wow. Well, everyone knows Apple is better at creating any sort of content so that makes sense. But the blow at the end wouldn’t go down well with Microsoft.

What do you think?


Filmmaker and film writer. An ironically strange combination. Follow his tweets on @faisalhashmi for his escapades in film.

  • Ammarz

    I have both and I like them both, I use widows 7 more because of games, Mac shines with productivity tools, and I like the ultra polished apps, but nothing beats windows in compatibility!

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