It’s sad watching the tech press foaming about the Zune update.
It solves almost none of the Zune’s problems, and still isn’t competitive with the iPod.
To beat the iPod, you can’t just (attempt to) clone it. You need to hugely, significantly defeat it, the way the iPod crushed the pathetic MP3-player market that came before it.
I’m sure Engadget and CrunchGear and Gizmodo and whoever else are enjoying their Microsoft swag, and might actually believe the hype they’re attempting to convey, but actual people don’t care about the Zune at all.