Microsoft unveils Zune digital media player (images)

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  • Reply 101 of 205
    Before purchasing a Zune you have to ask yourself, Do you really want a music player that Steve Ballmer uses? Scary thought.
  • Reply 102 of 205
    Can Creative be any more dead? It's dead. Bloody hell. Die, damnnit, die already!!!!!! Hopefully Zune will finally put it out of its misery.
  • Reply 103 of 205
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by wilco


    Oh look, I just made a poo joke!

    How old are you people?



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by franksargent




    Pick's self up off the floor, dust's seff off, after ROTFLMAO after reading your post!

    But to answer your question, physically 52, mentally #2!

    People, keep on shoveling browNi effluent!



    Yes. Actually, intellectually we're all past 100 years in brain knowledge type stuff.

    Emotional intelligence and age, yeah, 2-5 years old.



    MS Sells Poo-Pod, nah nah nah nah nah nah



    HAH! I came up with the Microsoft PooPod. !!!!! YEEEEAAHHHHH
  • Reply 104 of 205
    "Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers,

    PooPod, PooPod, PooPod, PooPod, PooPod, PooPod, PooPod..!!! "



    PooPod 1.0 aka "Zune"

    Now comes with extra SWEAT from Steve Ballmer.
  • Reply 105 of 205
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by melgross


    Are we supposed to know this guy? I've never heard of him.



    I think it's pretty tragic if you know this guy. Damn, you're at 5500+ posts...!!
  • Reply 106 of 205
    Poo. OK I'll shut up now.
  • Reply 107 of 205
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TimUSCA


    "come in three colors: white, black, -- and we kid you not -- brown."



    PRICELESS!



    Just like those new Sony Vaios...

    What's up with this obession for brown all of a sudden?
  • Reply 108 of 205
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ninja_Monkey


    Before purchasing a Zune you have to ask yourself, Do you really want a music player that Steve Ballmer uses? Scary thought.



    Yeah this is the real question. Btw, isn't Steve Ballmer the MS guy, who

    prohibit specifically his children to use an iPod? I just can't find the

    link to back up.
  • Reply 109 of 205
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Vox Barbara


    Yeah this is the real question. Btw, isn't Steve Ballmer the MS guy, who

    prohibit specifically his children to use an iPod? I just can't find the

    link to back up.



    Ballmer the Microsoft CEO This is a quote from Fortune Magazine when asked if he used an iPod "No, I do not. Nor do my children.... I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod."



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ballmer
  • Reply 110 of 205
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ninja_Monkey


    Ballmer the Microsoft CEO This is a quote from Fortune Magazine when asked if he used an iPod "No, I do not. Nor do my children.... I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod."



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Ballmer



    Er... yeah, thank you so far, this is the MS Steve, the jumper guy. I remember.

    I am wondering if the brown zune is the inevitable result of some deep

    nested guilt complex. Ballmer is constantly unconsciously working off is

    guilt of not changing the diapers of his children. Hence he produced

    an object, that reminds him of his failure as a parent, in order

    to get some deeply satisfying redemption.



    The zune is Ballmers secret work of a lifetime. Unfurtunately it looks like brown shi*.
  • Reply 111 of 205
    zengazenga Posts: 267member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JazzJackrabbit86


    That brown one is quite possibly the ugliest thing I've ever seen. There's not a gay man on the face of the earth who'd be caught DEAD with one of those.



    Yuck!



    omg you just came out of your closet...

    lol
  • Reply 112 of 205
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by meelash


    ahem.. *cough, cough* Sarcasm! *cough, cough*



    Thanks for the clarification. It's hard to tell when people actually make comments like that and are serious about it.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by talksense101


    Don't underestimate M$ (XBOX Vs. PS) just because they are late to enter a market. I personally believe Apple will retain it's lead in this segment. It is good for the consumer to have competition in the marketplace.



    Nah, we're shooting them down because their implemenation looks like, well, crap. Literally.



    And with the xbox, they were able to buy a couple killer game developers to give them exclusives. Halo pretty much singlehandedly saved the platfom. I don't see a way they can do that with a media player, it's not like they can buy up record companies and movie studios and make their content only released on the Zune.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by melgross


    But do we really know if this is from MS, and not some prankster?



    It's on the official zune website.
  • Reply 113 of 205
    Personally, I like it's features (though it's design may be questionable).



    *You're always one click away from ANY menu from ANYPLACE. (A big plus that I am suprised Apple hasn't included yet.)

    *Magnetic headphones to keep them from getting tangled.

    *The ability for artists I like to give their entire albums (or part of) for three full days to listen and decide if I want to buy - instead of sitting at AOL Full CD Listening Party or my favorite music blog all day.

    *Nice sized screen with fullscreen album art - instead of the tiled iPod ones.

    *The thought that they decided NOT to copy Apple's clickwheel (and most people who reviewd it, like it). I'll have to check this one out, though, since I am all about the wheel!

    *The ability to buy songs loaned to you WITHOUT opening up the Music Store. You just click a button in the jukebox and it downloads it for you.



    I dunno.... you have to say that MS has done some really good things with this one. (Again... the design is questionable.) Will Apple follow? And will we call them out on it when they do?



    (Oh... and they are working on a phone, too.)



  • Reply 114 of 205
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by melgross


    I'm sure they've been seething for a while now. And now that it's been made public that Zune won't play "Plays for Sure", the fuming has gotten worse from those committed to selling them, and from those making compatible players.



    Really? Wow.



    The Zune can't play video files from Amazon's Unbox? Amazing.
  • Reply 115 of 205
    I just read the wiki on Zune for kicks and I found this.



    "On September 11th 2006 over 200 podcasts had "Microsoft Zune(firmware 0.9 beta)" listed as a client for subcribing and downloading. This near enough proves that the Zune will feature podcasts and hints that it is enabled with in the device through Wi-Fi ."



    Podcasts on Zune?? , so god help us if Microsoft wants to try to shove its crap (literally) into the Podcast market.



    Jinkies its on the Wiki
  • Reply 116 of 205
    Brown Shoes Don't Make It Lyrics

    by Frank Zappa





    Brown shoes don't make it

    Brown Shoes don't make it

    Quit school, why fake it

    Brown shoes don't make it



    TV dinner by the pool

    Watch your brother grow a beard

    Got another year of school

    You're okay, he's too weird

    Be a plummer

    He's a bummer

    He's a bummer every summer

    Be a loyal plastic robot

    For a world that doesn't care

    That's right



    Smile at every ugly

    Shine on your shoes and cut your hair



    Be a jerk-go to work

    Be a jerk-go to work

    Be a jerk-go to work

    Be a jerk-go to work

    Do your job, and do it right

    Life's a ball

    TV tonight

    Do you love it

    Do you hate it

    There it is

    The way you made it



    A world of secret hungers

    Perverting the men who make your laws

    Every desire is hidden away

    In a drawer in a desk by a Naugahyde chair

    On a rug where they walk and drool

    Past the girls in the office



    We see in the back

    Of the City Hall mind

    The dream of a girl about thirteen

    Off with her clothes and into a bed

    Where she tickles his fancy

    All night long



    His wile's attending an orchid show

    She squealed for a week to get him to go

    But back in the bed his teen-age queen

    Is rocking and rolling and acting obscene

    Baby, baby. ..

    Baby, baby. . .

    Cimmie then cakes, uh!

    If I do I'm gonna lose my...



    And he loves it, he loves it

    It curls up his toes

    She wipes his fat neck

    And it lights up his nose

    But he cannot be fooled

    Old City Hall Fred

    She's nasty, she's nasty

    She digs it in bed

    That's right



    Do it again, ha

    And do it some more

    Hey, that does it, by golly

    And she's nasty for sure

    Nasty nasty nasty

    Nasty nasty nasty

    Only thirteen, and she knows how to nasty



    She's a dirty young mind, corrupted

    Corroded

    Well she's thirteen today

    And I hear she gets loaded



    If she were my daughter, I'd...

    What would you do, Frankie?

    If she were my daughter, I'd ...

    What would you do, Frankie?

    Check this out

    Smother my daughter in chocolate syrup

    And strap her on again, oh baby

    Smother that girl in chocolate syrup

    And strap her on again, oh baby

    She's my teen-age baby

    She turns me on

    I'd like to make her do a nasty

    On the White House lawn

    Smother my daughter in chocolate syrup

    And boogie 'till the cows come home



    Time to go home

    Madge is on the phone

    Got to meet the Gurney's and a dozen gray attorneys

    TV dinner by the pool

    I'm so glad I finished school

    Life is such a ball

    I run the world from City Hall
  • Reply 117 of 205
    Well we can all laugh and poke fun at the PooPod, but never underestimate the power of throwing money at something until it sticks. It seems to be working for the X360 so far.
  • Reply 118 of 205
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,117member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Strawberry


    Well we can all laugh and poke fun at the PooPod, but never underestimate the power of throwing money at something until it sticks. It seems to be working for the X360 so far.



    Yhat's their biggest weapon, if the decide to use it.
  • Reply 119 of 205
    Is this going to mean all the Microsoft employees are going to have to give up their iPods?



    I bet you could make a killing making Zune skins to go over iPods to keep Balmer off the employees' asses.
  • Reply 120 of 205
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sekio


    Is this going to mean all the Microsoft employees are going to have to give up their iPods?



    I bet you could make a killing making Zune skins to go over iPods to keep Balmer off the employees' asses.



    Why don't you give it a try and get back to us?
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