Feeds

MS teases Joy Division fans with Unknown Pleasures Zune

"Love will tear us apart..."

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

It appears that Microsoft chiefs are closet Joy Division fans: it has commissioned a limited edition Zune, featuring etchings from one of the band’s album covers.

Zune_joy_division

Microsoft's Joy Division Zune: an unknown pleasure... if you live outside the US

Peter Saville designed the bizarre mountain range-esque artwork for the much-lauded Mancunian band’s Unknown Pleasures album, which was released way, way back in 1979, long before Zune, Xbox, Office and even Windows.

An (if you will) 'rockumentary' about the band is being released on DVD later this month, providing fans with further visual thrills following last year's Control. Microsoft has jumped on the bandwagon and commissioned Saville to create a Zune etched with an adaptation of his album artwork.

Only 500 of the “custom black” 80GB Zune players will be made, but all come pre-loaded with a copy of the documentary. Each one is set to cost $400 (£200/€260).

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.