Zune Getting a Bad Rap?
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://blog.wired.com/music/2006/11/dvd_jon_agrees_.html' target='_blank'>http://blog.wired.com/music/2006/11/dvd_jon_agrees_.html</a><br /><br /></div><em>"The Microsoft Zune doesn't let you use the Creative Commons license or play stuff from the iTunes store, the pricing system for purchasing music by the song is a little weird, and its chassis isn't quite as tough as I'd thought initially. But after using the Zune for two weeks and a day and being pretty satisfied with its design, features, and performance, I can't believe some of the stuff I'm reading about it. People really seem to have a problem with this thing -- especially the brown model." </em><br /><br />Wired makes a good point about the Zune. Despite all of its shortcomings (and I admit that there are a lot of them), it isn't as bad as <a target="_blank" href="http://www.zunethoughts.com/news/show/353/">some people make it out to be</a>. There's no doubt that it's playing a game of catch-up and it has a long way to go before it eats into Apple's marketshare, but the iPod needs a few tweaks here and there if it's to stay solid in the long run. Both devices aren't perfect. It's a battlefield out there, and may the best one win.