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View Full Version : BostonPocketPC.com's Q&A with Bill Wittress

Darius Wey
10-13-2006, 05:18 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.bostonpocketpc.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=3230&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0' target='_blank'>http://www.bostonpocketpc.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=3230&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0</a><br /><br /></div><span style="font-style: italic;">&quot;Zune, on the other hand, is highly tuned to a specific hardware set and it is designed to execute a specific set of features.&nbsp; As for the UI, it shares some visual similarities with PMC.&nbsp; However, the menu system is more refined (some might say Spartan) than PMC.&nbsp; We've been able to take some of the learnings from other UIs we've developed and incorporated those elements into the Zune player to continue to hone the experience.&nbsp; For example, we've paid attention to things such as focus and made changes to make it very intuitive and dare I say fun to use. I can go on and on about the similarities and differences between PMC and Zune.&nbsp; In the end, both are good device-side operating systems.&nbsp; I have a personal fondness for both and I think both are well suited for their purposes.&quot;</span><br /><br />BostonPocketPC.com got together with Bill Wittress and fielded ten questions primarily covering DRM issues, the Portable Media Center (PMC) platform, filling stations, and integration with core Microsoft services. Give it a read, if you want to learn more about Zune.