Throughout history, Macintoshes
have made various sounds to signal their emotion
, a bit like a furby
All macs have a characteristic "I'm Alive!" sound when they first turn on. This is different for different models of macintosh.
When a serious error occurs (usually in hardware), or you press command-power immediately after powerup, the macintosh attemts to frighten onlookers with the Chimes of Death.
Macintoshes also have a variety of traditional sounds during normal operation, such as the quack and the eep
See also:The Microsoft Sound