Windows 95 start-up theme made on a Mac


25 Nov 2011259 Views

Musician and composer Brian Eno

Musician and composer Brian Eno has revealed he created the start-up theme for Windows 95 on a computer … an Apple Mac computer.

Eno told the BBC’s The Museum of Curiosity that Microsoft had hired him to create possible themes for the operating system.

The company provided him with a list of adjectives the four-second tune should convey, including sexy, driving, nostalgic and provocative, and thus Eno took to an Apple Mac to compose the music.

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Eno created 83 pieces of music for Microsoft to choose from, before adding the winning theme.

"I wrote it on a Mac," he said. "I’ve never used a PC in my life; I don’t like them."