Posted by: macintoshsisters | December 1, 2006

Microsoft’s Zune: The iPod Clone You Hate to Love

Microsoft’s Zune: The iPod Clone You Hate to Love
By James Coates – Chicago Tribune

While I remain disgruntled over how PlaysForSure was transformed into Plays for Suckers, I like my new Zune. For a lot of us with Windows computers and a love of music and movies already acquired as MP3 and Windows Media Audio files, the Zune is absolutely first rate.

TToday’s tune is Zune, and it’s being written none too soon. It was nearly two weeks ag when Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) new music, movie and photo player named “Zune” fulfilled widespread predictions that it was going to debut with a thud.

Let me say first that my take on this milestone event in Windows history comes amid a bit of heat.

I guess I’ve been persona non grata at the Zune side of Microsoft for the past few weeks after I questioned the ethics of the company’s effort to immolate the iPod by creating in Zune a virtual carbon copy of both Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) world-beater music player and the exclusive online store where iPod owners shop for new music.

Full article at TechNewsWorld (article no longer on site)


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