Microsoft exec says Zune software coming to the Mac

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  • Reply 21 of 133
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post


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    In any case, this latest attempt to sell the cream of the tech-using population on laughable Zune garbage-ware will be as successful as the product with the same name.



    ha ha ha ha ha! that is absolutely hysterical!
  • Reply 22 of 133
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    Originally Posted by jdsonice View Post


    As fas MS Office is concerned that is used mostly by the corporate morons who want to look cool using a Mac but don't have the brains to really use it.



    That’s a lot of these people considering the sales rankings.
    Perhaps… just maybe... Office for Mac has features that make it more ideal for people in general.
  • Reply 23 of 133
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jdsonice View Post


    No sane Mac user would allow any MS software on their Mac. As fas MS Office is concerned that is used mostly by the corporate morons who want to look cool using a Mac but don't have the brains to really use it. MS Office is their connection to the PC world.



    you don't 'look cool' using a mac. you 'look like a douche'
  • Reply 24 of 133
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    Originally Posted by Jon T View Post


    That's just from all the newbie switchers thinking they can't live without Office... Give them a year or two and they will be Microsoft free and liberated too.



    er no. 10 years on mac and still using office. itunes is horrible on windows and you have to install it to sync the iphone. thanks a lot apple.
  • Reply 25 of 133
    You know what's better than an iPod?



    A ZUNE!

  • Reply 26 of 133
    Why is everyone always so hostile in here?



    The Zune software is actually really good...It is a lot better than ITunes. I would love it if it came out for my Mac. I have to use my PC for everything with it (not dual booting)
  • Reply 27 of 133
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MonkeyFightingSnake View Post


    Why is everyone always so hostile in here?



    The Zune software is actually really good...It is a lot better than ITunes. I would love it if it came out for my Mac. I have to use my PC for everything with it (not dual booting)



    Welcome to Appleinsider..



    You'll get used to it.
  • Reply 28 of 133
    backtomacbacktomac Posts: 4,579member
    I'm with Solip. This is a *good* thing.



    And honestly, iTunes isn't that great anyway. Maybe this will push Apple to polish it up a bit.
  • Reply 29 of 133
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,742member
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    It was previously presumed that the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant would offer offer Mac users a small application to handle syncing only of their phones, but the latest revelation suggests a more feature-rich offering is in the cards, possibly to rival iTunes.



    Talk about jumping the gun!
  • Reply 30 of 133
    Yay!!!

    Now we can squirt on our macs!!!!!
  • Reply 31 of 133
    What is with some people to show their ignorance by slamming MS? Please.



    The Zune is a nice piece of hardware and is unique and a thumbs up to MS. Windows 7 is pretty nice. Not perfect, but what is? MS Office for Windows, at least, is very nice - 2003 and 2007 and I love using it at work on my machine that runs XP.



    Zune on Mac will be a nice thing and it's very encouraging that MS is realizing that it can play on different computers and be successful.



    Saying that, I use a MacBook and PC laptop at home and I use an iPhone and I've been a Mac user for over 20 years. Recently, I've started using Windows as well.



    It's so 1990's to slam MS.



    Even Steve Balmer in an interview with Ina Friedman for their new phones looks like a new man. He looks humbled and articulate. A big thumbs up to Balmer.



    The Monkeyboy days are over. And a BIG THUMBS DOWN on Appleinsider for slyly implying and wording things in a way to make Balmer look stupid. The article yesterday made Appleinsider look stupid and NOT CREDIBLE.



    I'm almost ready to stop coming to AI because of the highly slanted articles that are a disservice to EVERYONE.



    Anyone at AI reading this? How about some balance? How about not looking so stupid and not credible? How about less yellow journalism?
  • Reply 32 of 133
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    Originally Posted by dreyfus2 View Post


    MS does not do equally well where people do have a choice.



    The xbox comes to mind
  • Reply 33 of 133
    Please excuse me for this will be a very short post. I am feeling a little nauseated.
  • Reply 34 of 133
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,742member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by patrickf View Post


    Anyone at AI reading this? How about some balance? How about not looking so stupid and not credible? How about less yellow journalism?



    The only think AI likes to do more than bash Microsoft is to bash Apple.



    It drives page views, which is the metric for their ad revenue. Ka-ching, ka-ching.



    You do know the whole Intarwebz works like this, no?



    (BTW, if you'd dial back a few posts in this very thread, Microsoft's previous false starts and failures are well documented; you'd have to be quite the MS fanboi to think Redmond deserves a free pass on their latest smartphone + sync software...)
  • Reply 35 of 133
    benicebenice Posts: 382member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Come on, people, MS is acknowledging that people use Macs enough that they felt it prudent to write sync software for it. How is that a bad thing?



    My only question is if they will make it compatible with WinMo OS. I?d say no.




    I was waiting to see if there'd be a sensible comment encouraging MS on this! I can't see any bad thing with MS writing more software that includes mac users.



    At the moment it's fair to say MS is try harder to reach out to Apple platforms and users (several MS apps on iOS, Office 2011) than Apple is reaching out to MS.
  • Reply 36 of 133
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    Originally Posted by aestival View Post


    Oboy, Zune on a smartphone! Now I can finally trash that old Newton and buy into a real white elephant device! Does it suck and crash like an authentic Microsoft device, or does it stink for newly fascinating reasons?



    Wow. Just wow.
  • Reply 37 of 133
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    Originally Posted by i386 View Post


    and why would I want this !? I mean why ?



    The primary reason might be ZunePass. A subscription based service that allows you to listen to ALL of the music in the Zune store.
  • Reply 38 of 133
    applappl Posts: 348member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by aestival View Post


    Oboy, Zune on a smartphone! Now I can finally trash that old Newton and buy into a real white elephant device! Does it suck and crash like an authentic Microsoft device, or does it stink for newly fascinating reasons?



    There's a couple of reasons it sucks:



    You must use proprietary software to sync.

    You must buy all your software from one proprietary app store.



    And:



    No cut and paste.

    No multitasking.



    I have no interest in a WinPhone7 because of these 4 factors.
  • Reply 39 of 133
    dave k.dave k. Posts: 1,306member
    MS need to have their Zune software running on Macs when the Zune first came out... Its too late now...



    Perhaps it will cater to individual who want a subscription service...
  • Reply 40 of 133
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    Originally Posted by microgluf View Post


    Considering most of today's Mac users left MS for a good reason, I don't understand why would anyone using a Mac want to have a Zune or even a Windblowz 7 "smart" device.



    Please Micro$oft, get realistic, ask Balmer to put down his crack pipe and stop sniffing glue.. Do you seriously believe a Mac user would want to install buggy M$ software.... ?



    Anyway, thats for my $0.02



    I for one, am considering it. Been using Mac's since the 80's. But I'm not a member of the Mac cult. Haven't gotten the tattoo or secret decoder ring. I'm open to any alternative.



    By the way, that whole "Micro$oft" (with the dollar sign) nonsense is juvenile. Grow up.
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