In this day and age, there’s really no excuse for hardware not to be cross-compatible. This is something that’s bothered me about Microsoft’s Zune player for a long time. It took the iPod a little over a year to get official support for Windows machines (a year-and-a-half if you count the release of iTunes for Windows). The Zune has been out since late 2006, and you still can’t connect one to a Mac. What’s up with that, Microsoft?
Well, if you’re one of the unfortunate people who both relies on a Mac for computing and a Zune for your music, then you’ll be happy to know that there is a fix for this problem. No, not an official fix, that would be too much to ask for. What you can do is hack the Windows Phone 7 Connector by executing a simple command in Terminal. Yes, one simple command is all it takes. Now what I want to know is what exactly is stopping Microsoft from doing this, since the software does work.