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Zune Installation Comments!

Posted by todd at 10:14 AM on November 14, 2006


I really went off last night when I saw the linked article on Engadget. I think I ranted about this for about 10 minutes on my show last night. The corresponding 42 screen shots made me realize that the Zune team and Microsoft learned nothing from Apples Success!

Whoever was the brain child that decided to make people convert money into Microsoft Points to use in their online Zune store needs to be fired or transfered to a outpost in Siberia.

I am going against my better judgment today and will buy a unit not based upon what I am seeing so far, but based on the hope that Microsoft will try to listen to the community. But when I see a review that required a person to click through 42 windows during setup it is obvious the Zune team thought very little about the user experience. [Engadget]


  1. From Barry J at 11:46 am on November 14, 2006

    Then why buy one?

  2. From penmachine at 4:02 pm on November 14, 2006

    The points system originated with the Xbox — they are the same points you can buy for Xbox Live and so on:

    Xbox Live Points

    So people using both an Xbox and a Zune can use points for either service. Of course, that doesn’t make it any more sensible for buying music, but it’s not a new idea.

  3. From KeithDG at 4:38 pm on November 15, 2006

    Yeah its more like 6 clicks to install the software while the background changes automagicly. However it is a little clunky none the less. You can download the software and play with it for yourself:

  4. From Gabriella at 8:26 am on December 21, 2007

    I love my zune!!! Youre all nutty nuts!!!! hahahahehehe