The Redmond Copying Machine?

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

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Poff macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2003
    Stavanger, Norway

    if this is really a microsoft employee, then in confirms a lot of what we believe.. :)
  3. Sayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    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).
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    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").

Share This Page