Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Oct 2012 20:07 UTC
Windows Interesting little tidbit from the Reddit AMA session with Microsoft's Surface team. One Redditor wondered just how much disk space Windows RT takes up - in other words, if you buy the 32GB Surface RT tablet, how much space is left for your stuff? It turns out that while Windows 8 RT is considerably smaller than its Windows 7 x86 predecessor, it's still huge by mobile standards.
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RE: Don't get it
by MollyC on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 03:26 UTC in reply to "Don't get it"
MollyC
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Where it's going is that as time goes on, "mobile" OSes are going to be full OSes. WinRT is the ARM version of W8, not an OS derived from WP8. There's no real reason that the ARM version of W8 would be that much smaller than the intel version.

And Microsoft is not allowing any WinRT to be installed on anything less than 32GB storage, so the smallest WinRT device is guaranteed to have 20GB available at the start.

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