Malhovic wrote:Well that is the thing. M$ will find a way to get Firefox to stop selling their product. Just like when Metallica had the lawsuit and told Kazaa and Napster to knock off the file sharing! I am sure that M$ would do something similar to get Firefox to stop. They would find some sort of loophole and exploit it to get the FireFox developers in some sort of lawsuit trouble to make them stop distributing the product.
Sure, only by breaking the antitrust laws. They're already on the verge of being forced to unbundle Windows Media Player from Windows. If they put something to force people to use IE (they're already in enough legal trouble over the IE integration as it is), they'd probably get in major trouble.
SonicSpeed wrote:Personally I don't see what so special about the Apple iPod, I've see one, there pretty good. But then I've seen (and heard) some of the Creative products, since they make the best soundcards, helps them make really good MP3 players. The iPod looks cool, I can see that, the scroll wheel is really cool. But the Zen Touch, has both of those features (the iPod looks a litlle cooler) plus better audio, can use MP3, WMA etc, (no AAC, but all my music is in WMA) plus it's a little cheaper, which always helps. But the 40% goal I think is reachable.
Touch wheel vs touch line: iPod wins. The Creative one is bothersome because you have to constantly change directions (up-down, up-down).
Battery life: Creative wins. Nearly double battery.
Simplicity: iPod/iTunes wins. Creative isn't far behind with drag+drop.
Size: iPod wins, at HALF the weight and a much slimmer size.
Looks: iPod, all the way
Price: Creative, by about $15 or so.
Compatability: Creative isn't Mac compatible, i THINK. Additionally, they both play MP3 and WAV, but Creative plays WMA, and the iPod plays AAC and AIFF, and iTunes auto-converts non DRM WMA files to AAC for you, so the iPod is more compatible.
iPod wins overall, just by a little. Since the iPod already has the massive user base, I say Creative is being stupid by shooting for such a high number. OR they're just doing this for media attention.