Creative ships Zen player with Virus!

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  1. djlu macrumors member

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  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Nice product QA. Not only is it an iPod kiler, it's a PC killer too! :)
     
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    Hey, when you're at war, sometime the situation calls for drastic measures.

    An interesting strategy to be sure, let's see if it pays off for them in the end. Maybe they're going for a sympathy bid.
     
  4. fox2005 macrumors member

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    I wonder if that virus has the "Plays For Shure" logo...

    o well, if it's a windows virus it then really PLAYS FOR SHURE...
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    They'll recall their product, but will the take your computer and make it virus-free? They should.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    All the more reason to stick with my iPod Mini! :D
     
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    wow there stock is down 24%! Zens were always ugly and uncool. Only 50 units though would they even let the info get out?
     
  9. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    Nah microsoft did :p
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Microsoft: "The blue screen is ours. You need to choose your own colour!"
     
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    UPDATE MS is taking legal action against Creative on the gounds that Creative's 'Zen' stole Ms's copyrighted ''blue screen of death' Ms is also filling for a pantent of ''red screen of death'' many thing it will be used for Vista( most likely used f in place of teh blue screen when things get really bad, so we will be seeing quite a few of them ;) )
     
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    For Vista, their new Blue Screen of Death should be changed to a photo of a beach with nice white sand, a beach chair, and a bright blue sky. Beside the beach chair should be a small table with a Pina Colada sitting on top. It should include an umbrella.

    Then THAT screen should crash.
     
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    Oh that got me good! ROFLOF!!! :p :D :eek: :p :D :eek:
     
  14. Tahko macrumors regular

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    Nice move, Creative!

    As for the red screen of death.. that would be cool! Just like in some 90's science fiction movies where system fails and red screens begin to flash all around and people panic etc! Too bad that when windows crashes no-one panics since it's kinda routine task.
     
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    True. :)
     
  17. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    Absolutey brilliant. And they are patenting things that are related to the iPod. Why? Because they can't make a half-decent product. LmFaO.
     
  18. geese macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair, the Zen Micros were quite nice (still 2nd rate next to iPod mini).

    The Zen Touch, however, was a big monkey turd. I've used it. It feels like 5 year old technology.
     
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    Nice terminology- "big monkey turd". :D

    Just can't beat an Apple iPod! :D
     

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