We have yet to see how the Zune will be the iPod killer,  but I guess there’s still time.  Today, Microsoft released their first major firmware and software update version 1.2 for the Zune which now makes it compatible for Vista, their own operating system.  It’s amazing to me that a product of Microsoft was incompatible with their own operating system. If you’re using a pre-release version of Vista and you’ve been patiently awaiting this update, you can download it here.

Now, before you run off and download the update, a word of caution: it may not work the first time around! Over at Engadget, it took them three tries to get the update installed and working.  They waited over 15 minutes for the update to complete with no luck! After another 2 tries, they were able to get the update moving.  They also mention that there are very few updates- icons that load, and faster scrolling, appear to be the biggest changes. Some of the commenters have mentioned no such problems, so perhaps if it’s you’re lucky day, it will work just fine for you.

The Zune certainly is a work in progress, and now the software is compatible with Windows XP Home, Professional, Tablet PC, Media Center, and Vista. Good luck installing the update; you might want to keep your fingers crossed :)

News Source: Engadget