Zune Headache on Launch Day

Just installing the old Black Zune here, folks, and I’m here to say that either the Zune marketplace is running on an old 386 complete with a copy of Windows 98 or somebody’s got some ‘splaining to do. Like Ryan over at Engadget, I went through the Zune install rigamorale on a fairly new Gateway laptop and am now waiting patiently for the Marketplace to appear. I started this attempt at 9:25am this morning, EST, and I still haven’t downloaded my copy of White and Nerdy by “Weird” Al Yankovic.

I’ve restarted thrice already and each time I run the Zune app it goes through the setup again and then freezes on the marketplace. Let’s pray these are opening day hiccups.