Engadget: Microsoft’s Zune software: ‘It sucks’

“When it comes to the hardware, we’re pretty much set; we all now know the Zune inside and out. But how it interacts with the software, the marketplace, etc. — that’s where the magic happens. Or doesn’t. We really wanted to give the Zune the benefit of the doubt. We hoped installing the Zune software and getting our player running would be as seamless and painless as getting iTunes and an iPod running on your machine, since that is, after all, what it’s up against. (Granted, not even iTunes is bereft of major problems on major releases.) Unfortunately, the reality of our experience with the first version of the Zune software this afternoon is much like that of many version 1 software experiences. It sucks. Read on to see what happened,” Ryan Block reports for Engadget.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]
We didn’t have any problems with iTunes 7. But, of course, we don’t bother trying to use Windows PCs, we use Macs.

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75 Comments

  1. LOL! Weren’t Engadget the only ones who’ve given Zune a positive review so far? It seems MS have just screwed up their only fans! What a surprize! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Has anybody seen the ZUNE commercials yet? I saw one during the football game yesterday night (American Football, for those of you foreigners who don’t understand that .com websites are for those of us in the USA and would get confused about the football reference), and it was disguisting. For serious. Other than a really short clip of a brown one at the beginning, it didn’t even show a zune. It just showed some idiot playing music at a concert.

    The Zune is going to flop worse than anything.

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  3. It’s really sad that the best the largest software company in the world can come up with to attempt to compete with the iPod/iTunes Store/iTunes is a stinking POS.

    As a consumer, I like when Apple gets good competition. That’s when we really see The Steve and co. rock hard!

    As a shareholder of AAPL, I will have to satisfy myself with more growth.

    Rock on Steve!
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