Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 16th Nov 2012 07:43 UTC
Windows A California man is suing Microsoft, alledging that his Surface tablet did not provide the advertised amount of disk space. The 32G device has 16G of space for users, as the operating system uses the other 16G. The 64G Surface leaves 45G free for users. The case will turn on whether Microsoft has clearly explained to customers how much free space the Surface leaves for their use outside of the OS. How much disk space does your OS consume?
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M.Onty
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2009-10-23

According to this informative article;

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/11/surface-disk-space-a-bit-bet...

... Office + OS + pagefiles = 7.86 GB. That's fat, but not obese.

The problem is a combination of GB vs. GiB and on-disc recovery partitions (why not provide it on a cheap SD card?). Of course, the operating system does have its own problems with bloat; specifically with updates not removing previous versions and installation files.

Edited 2012-11-16 13:19 UTC

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