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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So Android isn't a full OS and yet it lets you actually treat the micro-sd card like a drive?
I don't know if you are insinuating that this isn't the case in Windows RT, but my MicroSD currently has a drive letter and is mounted to an NTFS folder location to make it part of a library. As a user of an Android phone, it's a less complete OS than windows RT insofar as exposed userland tools for manipulating the device and content on it, especially graphically. But the two platforms are fairly equivalent when it comes to providing a platform to run user-installed applications. Android just has a larger pool of available apps at this point.
I don't have good definitions for where to draw the line between a traditional desktop OS and a mobile OS, but in using it; Windows RT does not feel like a mobile OS, it feels like Windows.

Oddly enough Android also has drive encryption while RT does not despite Microsoft fanboys telling us that it is enterprise friendly.
You've been misinformed here... BitLocker is on by default for the built in storage, and while it can't enable bitlocker on removable devices, it prompts for the password and can read drives that have been encrypted with it. The mail client can connect to certain types of exchange server and cause the device to enact security policies too.

Windows RT is a bad joke, it's Office and IE on a tablet for $500 and without any of the basic enterprise features that were on Windows 2000. Supposedly Office on RT runs like crap as well.
I can't say I've seen Surface RT pushed as an enterprise platform. The message as I received it was that RT was the Home-Edition/iPad-competitor version, while Pro/8 was the version that businesses should consider. Also office doesn't run like crap, the performance is fine but its touch integration is not very good. Many of the buttons are too small for a finger to work well, so I depend on the trackpad portion of my touch cover (which hasn't split yet, btw ;) ) - but the pieces I use (word and excel) run fine.

But I will be buying a few of them to carry in case a surface dance party breaks out in the streets.
This has happened more than I'd like to admit since getting mine ;)

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