View Full Version : Coming Zune! another mysterious microsoft website

Jul 21, 2006, 05:06 PM
I suppose some of you remember the mysterious Micrososft website for the ultramobile notebook PC (is that what it's called?).

Anyhow, I cam across this new one which I believe is to generate buzz for Microsoft's version of the iPod.


Jul 21, 2006, 05:46 PM
That song is annoying. Notice the ipod grey and font of the Zune logo? I really hope this thing sucks, but it has me worried for apple. History often repeats itself.:(


Jul 21, 2006, 05:47 PM
That's almost as bad as the Apple homepage when it has "hi i'm a mac, hi i'm a pc" ad's on it ;)

Jul 21, 2006, 08:37 PM
I don't even know what this thing is going to be and I'm already tempted. I'm either buying an ipod or a Zune this year. It's a tough choice because while I do use a mac, I also have an Xbox 360 which the Zune is supposed to integrate with.

Jul 22, 2006, 04:47 PM
All I know is, Apple has everything going for it in this area to win. If they're as completely stupid and arrogant as they were with the Mac, then they deserve to lose again. Microsoft is not going to have an easy time beating Apple, but Apple's going to have to keep working and understanding what people want, and they're going to have to start capitalizing on the iPod in ways we haven't yet seen.

So good luck to Apple!

Jul 22, 2006, 05:05 PM

Zune is a bunny!!! Or maybe - a bunny-shaped mp3 player...


(I'm worried for Apple too, btw...)

Jul 22, 2006, 05:10 PM
That is the stupidest $&#@ I have seen in my entire life.

Jul 22, 2006, 06:47 PM
3 words for M$.......


as in stop with the mickey-mouse ********* already, and just admit that you cant compete with apple for anything that has to do with "cool", "plug & play", or "just works"

Jul 23, 2006, 12:09 PM
Thinking some more it seems like a feature overload, who cares if it has Wi-Fi, the only use I can think of for it is to swap music with your friends, which doesn't seem to be allowed (according to people on the arstechnica forums), as well as making it too easy to break copyright. Otherwise it seems crazy to want to wirelessly connect it to a Stereo/TV as these don't come with wireless built in so it'd be expensive and silly. I suppose you could stream music to your XBox 360, which would be kinda cool, but not terribly useful without a 360.

Jul 23, 2006, 01:17 PM
One thing: I like iPod and all, but the Zune is said to have Media Center on it. I like Media Center alot and the Samsung Gigabet (might not be samsung) has the media center and seemed really really sweet. Simple to use, yet filled with features...

Jul 24, 2006, 04:26 AM
I have to say, that Microsoft bunny ad is really effective! I went straight to iTMS to see what Regina Spektor tracks I might be missing.

Jul 25, 2006, 09:15 AM
And to think I used to Like Regina Spektor and respect her music.

Boy did those feelings fade fast on seeing that poopy poop of a website... *vomits*

WTF is with the bunny molesting? I mean... why? All it ever wanted was to leave chocolate eggs for everyone, but noooo wierdly sized people have to fondle the poor thing.

Jul 31, 2006, 08:20 PM
that was a worthless site. and it took a few tries before firefox could "find the server"

all i know is apple has had many YEARS to build and tinker with their iPod, so obviously they're going to stay ahead of the game. hopefully they get some really strict patents to fend off M$.

swing and a miss for MS.

Jul 31, 2006, 08:35 PM
And to think I used to Like Regina Spektor and respect her music.
If licensing a song for a few bucks makes a human life worthless in your eyes, you will be horrified to learn of the millions and millions worth of intellectual property licensed to Microsoft by Apple over the years. You had better set all your Apple equipment on fire, don sackcloth and ashes, whip yourself with razor wire and soak yourself in a vat of bleach to atone for coming near anything or anyone that ever dealt with Microsoft. You know, thinking about it, your exposure to Microsoft via Apple makes your life worthless. There is no point in purging and wallowing in sorrow, for you are mortally tainted and unworthy to show yourself among civilized people. Bummer, enjoy the hermit gig.