akula: I have a 4GB Zune I got off Woot.I like it for what it is. In some ways I like it more than the iPod (used to have a 8GB nano, currently have a 160GB Classic) and iTunes combo.I don't think the Zune hate was deserved. Was it an iPod killer? HAHAHAHAHAHA... no. Was it crap? Also no.
RsquaredW: I have a 30GB I got off Woot. Hasn't broken in four years and had FM radio (which the iPod of the time didn't). The interface update two years back was a nice improvement.Zune's media center is significantly less of a resource hog than iTunes, so it has that going for it.
fn129: Wow... who even has a Zune? Anyone?
Blind_Io: I have an iPod and I farking hate being tethered to iTunes. I hardly use it anymore. I would rather have a Zune than an iPod, but what I would like most is non-stop Pandora in my car.
MrSteve007: fn129: Wow... who even has a Zune? Anyone?All I need is a Zune HD to finish off my collection of Zune capable devices:-Zune 8gig-Zune 120gig (Gears of War special edition)-KIN 1-Samsung Focus, Windows Phone 7-Xbox 360 (also a Zune device now)I'm not sure why the blogosphere is saying that zune is dead. It's a major component of the last Xbox upgrade, and recently the software took up a fair share of the video market against iTunes (new window).
RsquaredW: Zune's media center is significantly less of a resource hog than iTunes, so it has that going for it.
inthrees: I saw one once. I knew it immediately from that oops-brown color.
Gato Mono: But I was told by many Farkers that the Zune was far superior to the iPod and that the iPod would be gone soon.Is anyone tracking how many failures microsoft has had in the last 10 years, they're wracking up some impressive failures.
dickfreckle: RsquaredW: Zune's media center is significantly less of a resource hog than iTunes, so it has that going for it.It's not even that iTunes is a resource hog - it just runs like shiat on Windows. In task manager it never shows as using any obscene amounts of RAM or processor cycles. It just plain doesn't work.Something sucks when a title that was ported some 8 years ago and has undergone many revisions STILL runs like a turd in loafers. I don't get it and gave up in 2009 or so, for good. If it won't run well on a quad-core desktop, there's not much point in hoping for it to get better.Ps: I have a larger library, and that is often a culprit. But that still leaves the question of why iTunes will choke on 25k songs but Winamp and Mediamonkey handle it like a champ. And both the latter play flac natively.
fallingcow: $40 4GB Sansa Clip and a $50 16GB microSDHD card.There, a tiny, solid state, excellent MP3 player for $90 with more storage and more formats playable (it even plays flac) than Apple and Microsoft's pieces of crap, at a fraction of the price. You're welcome./ Durable as fark, too; Mine survived the washing machine.
wildcardjack: Well, maybe M$ could take a hint from Apple and build a Zune Touch device that uses the Windows Mobile 7 OS. Or perhaps port the Zune interface to WM7 and hand that out for free, if they aren't already.It's just an idea, but maybe M$ is getting out of the PMP hardware market and they could still make good money providing the Zune Marketplace I've seen some of you praise.
dickfreckle: inthrees: I saw one once. I knew it immediately from that oops-brown color.The first (oops brown) Zune was a joke. It was also many years ago. The modern ones are actually really elegant. The UI is sleek and the units are physically attractive. Most also agree that it has superior sound quality than any of the iPods.I don't own a Zune, or want one, but I do think it's unfair to bring up a nearly five year-old model. :P
ericbo84: Had an original iPod Nano, hated iTunes from day 1, battery stopped taking a charge about 2 years from when I paid $150 for a freaking 2gb mp3 player. Bought a refurbed Sansa Clip, 2gb, for $15... drag & drop music onto the damn thing and go. Best mp3 player I've owned, and plenty of room for gym music... speaking of, I need to get there in the next 26 minutes.
Gato Mono: But I was told by many Farkers that the Zune was far superior to the iPod and that the iPod would be gone soon.
inthrees: Which you will accomplish in your BMW that you were only able to afford after swearing off iPods in favor of players that are actually consumer friendly and don't cost as much as a small car payment.So gym on, good sir!
fn129: Wow... who even has a Zune? Anyone?
Ensoph42: People get turned off by the fee when I explain how it works, but usually after me pulling up request after request for them they begin to see the value in it.
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