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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RE: Ubuntu 32-bit needs about 5 GB
by kaiwai on Fri 16th Nov 2012 16:16 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu 32-bit needs about 5 GB"
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Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit here. Uses under 4 GB installed, now up to 5.4 GB with lots of apps.

I can't imagine using 19 GB for Win 8 on the bigger Surface.

Unfortunately it is the side effect of hauling around 20 years of backwards compatibility because Steve didn't want the Office team in on the Surface details. The result? we have a grafted win32 application on Surface rather than a well integrated surface version. With every 5 steps Microsoft take forward they have a habit of taking two steps back.

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