According to Apple Insider, the latest Intel prototypes feature a startup chime different to the one that has been used in Power Macs for nearly a decade. It is not set in stone yet, but the change in the chime could be as symbolic in PPC->Intel as 68k->PPC. http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1410 I'm not too sure what to think about that. I trust Apple and all, so I won't lose sleep over it. I'm just used to the current chime and it is comforting to hear it every time I hit the power button. With that said, the old chime from my PM6100 was cool too. I'd guess this next generation would still be the same chord. Discuss.