The Redmond Copying Machine?

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. macrumors bot

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    Poff

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    haha

    if this is really a microsoft employee, then in confirms a lot of what we believe.. :)
     
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    Sayer

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    And yet WMP looks nothing like iTunes at all. The Zune software does look at lot like iTunes, while still being "Zune"-like e.g. cumbersome to use, overly complicated for basic functions.

    The latest iTunes is near-perfect. The integrated iPod manager is awesome. The cover art browser (which Apple purchased, of course) is neat.

    From what I have read of Zune software and the Zune itself (via Engagdet) the Zune software is a standard Microsoft software turd and the device is a clunker (the "wheel" is not a scroll wheel at all).
     
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    Yeah, it's not so much the literal user interface but the features that they copy. And copy, they did and do. Early versions of Video for Windows actually contained QuickTime code - that, and some other "borrowings", were behind the 1997 settlement (the $150 million "investment").
     

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