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After a relatively painless installation—it didn't recognize the Zune because we forgot to reboot—we set to work on the Zune software. We weren't exactly sure what Microsoft meant when they said that Zune Marketplace would import music automatically from iTunes, but we were guessing that meant they'd grab only the non-DRMed music, like MP3s you downloaded off the net. Well, we were right.

As you can see in the screenshot above, the Zune software grabbed all my non-iTunes purchased music from the iTunes library, complete with ratings. That's pretty darn cool. Unfortunately it didn't grab play counts—that definitely something they should work on—but not having to rate songs again is killer.

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