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Chapter 3. Setting Preferences > Setting Up Sounds

Setting Up Sounds

In the recent past, the only sounds a computer made were the metallic buzzing sound when it read your floppy drive, and a couple of beeps here and there. Macs were the first computers to break this bad habit, since the original Mac spoke to the audience when it was unveiled in 1984.

Now computer sound systems are so sophisticated that they can be THX-certified, which means that your computer can produce the same sounds that a movie theatre’s speakers produce. You might wonder why this technology is necessary for a computer that says only “You’ve got mail,” but you will sleep better knowing that this sound technology is there.


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