Chapter 2. Interface and Function

Arguably, what set the iPod apart from its contemporaries and gave it a market edge is its easy-to-use menu system. A user can manage thousands of songs with just one digit (usually, a thumb), making it possible to find a specific song in a sea of music. Microsoft’s challenge was to come up with a system for the Zune that’s just as easy to use, or perhaps even easier than other players’ systems, letting users maneuver through both music and visual content without pulling their hair out. Fortunately, Microsoft succeeded.

This chapter shows you how to manage your Zune and get full functionality out of it. The device has a lot to offer, but without diving deep into its inner workings, you might not know what’s there ...

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