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[9]: Comment by ilovebeer
by TM99 on Mon 19th Nov 2012 02:48 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by ilovebeer"
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2012-08-26

I cited Wikipedia because it is something simple for someone with the limited intelligence that you obviously have that clearly and factually shows that your opinions in this thread are not just wrong, but willfully wrong.

First, there are indeed laws on the books in the US that deal with false advertising which is regulated by the FTC. This is fact, not opinion. Therefore this lawyer can make a case against Microsoft.

Second, it specifically cites prior precedents concerning just such a case as this concerning false advertising and perceived versus actual hard drive space. If you had actually read the fucking footnotes, you would have seen this. But you didn't therefore I will spoon-feed you the information.

http://www.neowin.net/news/western-digital-buckles-on-capacity-laws...

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/06/07/18/western-digital-pays-up-in...

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/07/11/03/seagate-settles-suit-over-...

This is again fact, not opinion. You want to find more, then fucking research it yourself. Try LexisNexis or this link:

http://www.law.cornell.edu/search/lii/false%20advertising

So you now have two cases from 2006 and 2007. Let's move forward and spoon-feed you some more since you obviously require it. There is this little thing that we have in America called the Lanham Act. Here is the Wikipedia link on it so you can educate yourself further:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanham_Act

Here is a link to Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act which specifically deals with 'false advertising':

http://www.lawpublish.com/false-advertising-lanham-act.html

Section 1 sub paragraphs A & B cover what is being sued for in this particular case with regards to Microsoft's alleged false advertising of 32GB space provided when in actuality there is about half of that (16GB) for usage.

There is indeed a law, and that is what is being used when the lawyer filed this case. There is precedent given the two cases from 2006 and 2007 with Seagate & Western Digital concerning false advertising (misleading consumers concerning actual versus stated space) so the case will be entertained by a court with all due respect and seriousness. I suspect it will go to litigation and be settled out of court just like the previous two were, but that does not change the fact that you and Lucas are fucking wrong. Not just a little, but totally & completely.

This is not about hating on the Microsoft. You may agree or disagree that it is a frivolous lawsuit, however, it does have merit based on case law and precedent which I have now cited for you because you are too intellectually lazy to research it yourself and correct your own willful stupidity.

You can wiggle and you can waggle all you want that you two are right. You two are simply wrong on this. Please pull your head out of your ass (not that I expect you will do so) and quit while you are ahead. You two are really starting to embarrass yourselves.

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