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Posted: Dec 31 2008, 06:34 PM
Member No.: 15
Joined: 14-July 08
SAN FRANCISCO - Happy New Year from Microsoft Corp.: Your Zune is dead.
Thousands of Microsoft's Zune media players — the software company's answer to Apple Inc.'s iPod — unexpectedly conked out Wednesday and showed users an error message, prompting references to "Y2K for Zunes." The problems appeared when people tried to start up their devices.
Frustrated users lit up Microsoft's online support forum for Zunes with more than 2,500 messages by Wednesday afternoon.
Late Wednesday, the Redmond, Wash.-based company said the outage affected only the 30-gigabyte Zune models and was caused by a problem with their internal clock. Microsoft expected the problem to clear up as the clocks ticked over to Jan. 1, though users will have to jump through some hoops to get their Zunes back to normal, including letting the batteries die down completely before the devices will restart successfully.
The crash of so many Zunes at once drew comparisons to the Y2K programming problem that stoked fears about a widespread computer meltdown in 2000 when the machines ticked over to the new millennium.
Zunes have paltry popularity compared the iPod, which owns nearly three-quarters of the MP3 market, compared with Zune's single-digit market share, according to statistics from the NPD Group. But some users are fiercely loyal, and newer Zunes have gotten positive reviews.
Posted: Jan 1 2009, 01:28 AM
Group: Advanced Member
Member No.: 44
Joined: 15-September 08
::frsnojo:: ::frsnojo:: ::frsnojo::
Good ol' Micro$oft.
They just have to keep stomping those bugs!
There used to be a thing in the software industry called beta testing where things like that clock issue would be caught. Not any more.
My Sansa Clip and Fuze players survived the roll over just fine!