Originally Posted by Jason Dunn
A relative of mine had about $600 in iTunes music and his Windows XP computer got a virus that wiped out almost everything...and he of course can't get his music back. That's one of the hidden "gotchas" about iTunes that the Zune Marketplace is far better at. I still loathe DRM, but the Zune Marketplace does the right thing where this is concerned...
It's still not as good as Yahoo Music. Yahoo doesn't show you your entire download history - only the files that are in your "collection", which is stored on the server. So, you keep your "collection" up to date, and when you get a new computer, you just download the entire thing.
With the Zune software, I have to sort through all of the junk I downloaded and immediately deleted. It's better than nothing, but not ideal.