Microsoft releases details about Zune, Microsoft's answer to Apple's iPod
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp.'s effort to compete against Apple's iPod juggernaut will focus on the idea that people want to be able to easily share music with friends and others.
The software maker said Thursday that its portable Zune media player, scheduled to be available around the holiday season, will include wireless technology to let people share some of their favorite songs, playlists or pictures with other Zune users who are close by. Those users can listen to the songs three times over three days before deciding whether to purchase it themselves.
"The idea is to legitimize peer-to-peer sharing in a healthy way that works for everybody," said J Allard, a Microsoft vice president in charge of the Zune product line....
Have any of you figured out by now that Microsoft is not my favorite monopoly? I would suggest you get Linux operating system for free, for you email and many of your other computer uses, such as Office, by the way OpenOffice is free also and most people think it does just as good as job as Microsoft. Microsoft is always looking for a way to turn a buck, but I don't think kids will go for this. They don't want to pay for the music, and of course, passing it along to others is stealing.
Anyway, here is a comment on about Microsoft that I saw on the SuSE Linux news forum.
Svetoslav Milenov (Sunny)
"Windows is a 32-bit extension to a 16-bit graphical shell for an 8-bit operating system originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor by a 2-bit company that can't stand 1 bit of competition."