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Zune swoon

More bad news for Microsoft’s unloved wannabe iPod. (Perhaps the biggest surprise here is that there are actually “scores of Zune users.”)  From CNET.com:

Scores of Zune users on Wednesday — the last day of a 366-day leap year — reported that their 30GB Zune devices were freezing up. Complaints rippled across message boards as people booted up the gadgets and found they could not get to their songs or pictures.

By the middle of the day, Microsoft had identified the root of the problem: the Zune’s internal clock was stumbling as it tried to handle a leap year. (See Microsoft’s Zune support site for more details.) Things would start to resolve themselves, the company said in its Zune 30 FAQ, by noon GMT (4 a.m. PT)….