A semi-scientific look at fucking iTunes vs fucking Zune

I love Apple products.  I own an iPhone, iPod and have visitation rights to a Mac Book Pro (though only every other weekend).  Today, has made me question my normal undying love for Apple and all things spewed forth from the maw of Steve Jobs.  I recently flattened my computer because I had a nasty virus (fucking porn…. I mean.. uh…) and used the excuse to upgrade to Win7.  After I got through THAT process, I moved all of my 14k music files from my backup over to the new machine and into iTunes.  I also took the opportunity to do a little cleaning up of the file structure (yawn) and organized the lot of them.

The result was 2 hours, 4000 clicks and roughly a curse word count of a bajillion; my roommates thought I had contracted turrets somehow, like an std or something.  Most of this was duplicate deleting and finding files that iTunes thought it had lost, and while I am sure there were easier ways to do it than how I did, they were not immediately discoverable or googleable.  So, fuck iTunes.

It turns out, a few of people agree with me on Twitter.  Which got me to thinking, who hates their stuff more?   iPod users, or Zune users?  So I decided to do a faux-scientific study in the 30 seconds I had before I lost interest in the subject and went back to touching myself.

First I had to determine the number of iTunes and Zune users, and the numbers here are shaky.  Estimates of iTunes users range from 10,000,000 (from Apple) to 200,000,000 (1 or 2 other news sites who seem crazy for guessing higher than the company that makes it).  From that 10mil I extrapolated a total market of of ~13,000,000 (iPod has 73% market share according to the wikipedia).  YES, I am aware that iPod and iTunes are different.  YES, I know that Wikipedia is not exactly a paragon of factual information… I don’t care.  Anyway…

13,000,000… somethings.  iTunes has 73%, Zune has 11.3% (NPD reporting).  On a Google Fight “Fuck iTunes” has 608,000 hits and “Fuck Zune” has 27,600.  Adjusted for market share (608,000/10,000,000 and 27,600/1,547,945), it seems that 6.1% of iTunes users say “Fuck iTunes” to only 1.8% of Zune users.

Ain’t that a bitch

yuk

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A semi-scientific look at fucking iTunes vs fucking Zune

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