Originally Posted by stoopid
i have a zune and they're fairly sweet
i got a friend i can share music with
but he's right about the three day/ three listen expiration thing
it's a pointless way to keep friends from having free music sharing
and, in the long run, i wish i would have gotten an ipod because the zune only works with zune hardware and music & videos only ment for the zune, where as the ipod is very versatile and there are many accessories for it,
so the zune is lacking in many areas and it's only claim to fame is the bigger screen which is soon to be not even worht it with the new touch ipods
Amazing - Microsoft succeeded early on by encouraging sharing and use of its software on different computers. Macs originally struggled because they kept everything proprietary and inflexible. Now, we see Microsoft going the closed route and of course it's flopping.
Personally, I keep far away from the iPod and iTunes. I use some mongrel mp3 player that doesn't try to commandeer all my entertainment choices like iTunes does. I want a simple music player, not a cross-architected digital entertainment solution that tries to take over every thing I do. Listening to tunes has gotten so hard with licenses and stuff that I just go back to my cassette player sometimes - no licenses or auto expiration or any other BS. Just the music.