The Zune user interface, shown in Figure 14-8, is a breath of fresh air compared to more staid digital media applications like Windows Media Player and, especially, Apple iTunes. This is by design. After basing the first version of its Zune PC software on Windows Media Player, Microsoft went back to the drawing board and built its Zune 2 software from the ground up as a brand-new application, and Zune 3 is an evolution of that design. The result is visually stimulating and, frankly, kind of pretty.
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