Microsoft Sam is the default TTS voice that shipped with Windows 2000. There is an accessability navigation app that uses that voice that comes on a default install. Two more voices, and the ability to create your own are included with the Microsoft SAPI SDK.

The Microsoft Sam voice is quite deep and droning. I personally prefer the MacinTalk voices from the more recent Mac OS offerings. There is a wider variety, plus some fun ones, such as "bells", and "bubbles". Microsoft's Speech API may be more advanced, but Apple's packaging is more fun.

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