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Cracking open the Microsoft Zune

The Microsoft Zune box

Portable media players are all the rage. View this gallery for an inside look at Microsoft's new Zune. From the device's packaging to its software and the device itself, here's what you get (and how it works) when you buy a Zune.

The Zune comes in a box resembling Apple's iPod, in that it's square and features separate compartments holding various components.

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Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...