Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 00:54 UTC
Google This tweet from Tom Warren made me smile. So, it's 2012 and tablets are finally able to do what the Amiga did in 1985. Seems like a bit of a stretch to be excited about that, right? Sure, until I caught myself getting excited - only a bit, but still - by this piece of news. Update: removed me being an annoyed child.
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WereCatf
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I want my tablet to have 128GB of storage or more. For a family of four, that means 32GB per user which is the current standard I think.


Atleast here in Finland most people seem content with 16GB storage, so 64GB would suffice for four people in most cases here. Well, 64GB is actually perfectly reachable, just buy a tablet with microSDHC-slot and you can add quite a lot of space there. These days most of these microSDHC-devices actually support microSDXC-cards up to 128GB even though they don't advertise this anywhere -- even my old Tegra2 - based Iconia Tab A500 supports those.

The next problem with tablets is they need more than just logins, they also need disk quotas.


This I agree with, but, well, there is no technical reason for why quotas couldn't be implemented. Linux-kernel has had support for quotas for a decade so all Google needs to do is add an utility for settings the limits and a warning in the status bar when you're about to exceed your quota.

I'd hazard a guess that it's not much more difficult on iOS, either.

Device manufacturers want people to buy four tablets, not give everyone a login. They make more money that way.


Good thing, then, that device manufacturers have no say over this.

That's another problem with multiuser. It's safer to buy kids a cheaper, more durable tablet that can be easily replaced. You don't hand them an iPad or the latest samsung android device.


If your children are still very young, yes, but if you're children are closer to 14 then such stuff is unlikely to happen. Atleast if you've raised your children properly.

There has to be a way to do that and most DRM schemes are against family members sharing content. My wife has to know my apple password so she can stream my iTunes content on her Mac or if the apple tv gets screwed up again. I can't permit her access to my music and videos.


That problem doesn't really have anything to do with the OS as it's all about the content creators themselves, you should complain to them or move to another service.

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