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Zune vs. iPod. The iPod wins, hands down.
Not only did the Zune come late to the game, the iPod, made by Apple, had already hit the many millions-sold mark by the time Microsoft had even thought of the Zune. Microsoft, so desperate to compete with arch-nemesis Apple, released the Zune knowing full well that it would barely scrape the marketshare dominance of the world-loving iPod -- a device which revolutionised portable music storage and playback.
The Zune was clunky and lacked the simplicity of the iPod's user interface. It was disproportionately priced for what it offered, and lacked compatibility with existing music software -- namely iTunes.
Well, I hate to say it, but if you have or own a netbook, congratulations! You're using something that doesn't do anything very well. Of course, they are small and compact, but still nearly as heavy as an ordinary laptop. And, let's be honest, they often only contain the very bare minimum to run the operating system -- and even then, only Ubuntu really managed to bring an operating system to a netbook without it running at a snail's pace.
But never fear. Even though Windows 8 may bring a slightly enhanced experience, your netbook will probably be nothing more than an antique by then. Just as every webOS powered device is now, your netbook can gather dust on the shelf and be admired from a distance.