This whole Zune thing is just a train wreck. Granted, the only reason I know anything about the Zune is that I read a fair number of Apple-related publications, many of which have been taking potshots at the Zune for months now. But now that the thing is in stores, I’m seeing enough reviews from less biased sources to draw some conclusions.
1. Installation crashes a lot, and to purchase something from the store, you have to re-enter all the personal info you just entered during setup.
3. You can’t install at all on Vista — which, OK, the OS isn’t out yet. But it will be two weeks from now. When exactly are they planning on making the Zune work with it?
Note, please, the quote from Ballmer (presumably on the Zune’s wireless features): “I want to squirt you a picture of my kids. You want to squirt me back a video of your vacation. That’s [an] experience.” Let me be up front about this: I don’t want to “experience” anything from Steve Ballmer, much less anything transferred in a manner that can be characterized as “squirting.”