Interested in getting a sense of Zune, but don't want to shell out $249 for the device?
One option is downloading the Zune software. It's free from Microsoft's Zune Web site.
I gave it a whirl Tuesday afternoon. The download was slow--perhaps because of high day-one demand. It took 19 minutes from the time I noticed it was taking a while to download. Once it downloaded and installed, it required a restart.
Once up and running again, the Zune software walked me through creating a Zune nickname, linking it to a Windows Live account. The software offers … Read more