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March 31, 2008

Zune Rocks

Non-patent entry; pardon my enthusiasm. Zune, the late-entry portable music player from Microsoft, is wonderful. Apple's iTunes software is aggravatingly slow, and has a clunky interface compared to Zune. iPod device controls, particularly volume, are a touch difficult while on the run (literally). Zune software is fabulous, nitpicks aside, and the device (4 or 8GB) pleasantly easy to use, especially volume control. I've committed my music collection to Zune, in lossless format, of course. Zune software is free. Check it out.

Posted by Patent Hawk at March 31, 2008 5:30 PM |

Comments

You should add a link to Amazon that makes your cash register ring for the referrals.

Posted by: Steve Sereboff at March 31, 2008 8:46 PM

I warned people off Vista. Figured I ought to praise an exceptionally fine product. Microsoft really got it right with Zune.

Posted by: Patent Hawk at March 31, 2008 9:31 PM

Hawk,

Thinking about the Zune. Any experience with the 80GB version?

Posted by: JD at April 1, 2008 5:25 AM

"Microsoft really got it right with Zune."

Probably because they copied others. That's what they do. Is there anything they've done that hasn't been copied from someone else?

Posted by: Sean at April 1, 2008 8:19 AM

"Is there anything they've done that hasn't been copied from someone else?"

paperclip office assistant ?

Boy, how I hate that guy

Posted by: angry dude at April 1, 2008 9:15 AM

JD,

Have the 8 GB flash memory device. The 80 GB is a mini-hard drive. Haven't tried it.

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"copied others" - More like learned from others mistakes. The interface is not a copy, and the functionality reveals solid software engineering. Well-designed software. Certainly that cannot be said for iTunes.

Posted by: Patent Hawk at April 1, 2008 11:55 AM