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.

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