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: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by galvanash on Fri 16th Nov 2012 21:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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Non-story. Other computers do the same thing. Sucky, yes, but as old as the night.

It is a story the same reason that the stupid non-issue with the iphone antenna was a story, or the location tracking fiasco was a story...

Some loon files a lawsuit, and its Microsofts turn to get kicked by the media. It doesn't matter that this is a tired old issue that goes back decades and affects virtually every computer on earth. It doesn't matter that the number of people genuinely surprised by the issue could fit in a thimble.

Its Microsoft's turn - it has to be somebody's turn and the internet is bored with kicking Apple.

That said, Microsoft could have avoided this easily. They should have just reported free space - i.e. 32BG storage (16GB available to user). They used to do exactly this on Windows CE devices - don't know why they stopped.

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