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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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Except Ubuntu is a pile of shit.

Also why do people care these days, when everything is in the "cloud" or you have terabytes of space.

Edited 2012-11-16 08:06 UTC

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Until you have a connexion loss...

Kochise

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Because I care that I have control and possibly more importantly ownership of my data, and very little of my shit is up there on some random server that is not under my control. Anything I do have in the cloud is simply a backup (primarily pictures to be able to access on my phone without having to get a 32GB microSD card), and I have all the originals on my hard drive where they are going to stay. If I delete any copy, no doubt it will be the one stored on server machines far, far away.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Also why do people care these days, when everything is in the "cloud"


Because not everyone has 100Mbps Internet connections?

or you have terabytes of space.


Did you miss the fact that Microsoft is being sued exactly because of LACK of said space?

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18


Because not everyone has 100Mbps Internet connections?


Neither do I and I manage fine.

Did you miss the fact that Microsoft is being sued exactly because of LACK of said space?


Nope, seriously are people really going to use these devices without another piece of kit that has plenty of space?

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Brendan Member since:
2005-11-16

Hi,

Did you miss the fact that Microsoft is being sued exactly because of LACK of said space?


They're not being sued because of lack of space; they're being sued for misrepresenting the amount of space. E.g. being sued because they're (allegedly) giving consumers the impression that there's X GiB of space when in practice users are only able to use Y GiB of space and X != Y (and not being sued because X < K or because Y < K).

Imagine if you're buying a car, and the adverts for the car say "space for 8 people!". You buy the car, but after buying the car you find out that half of that space is used for the engine, fuel tank, etc and there's only space for 4 people. Did the advert lie?

- Brendan

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Pretty retarded to sue them for it. Maybe he should had looked it up before.

On topic: My OS takes about 5/5+ GB I suppose. 16 GB flash USB-drive, 6.5 GB partition with about 500 MB free but then it also holds my $HOME.

OpenSUSE 12.2 with KDE, Razor-Qt, gstreamer and VLC, Firefox, Kate, Clementine, Flash, Dolphin, Krusader, kMail and a little such.

Edited 2012-11-17 08:45 UTC

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Also why do people care these days, when everything is in the "cloud" or you have terabytes of space.


Because it is my data, and I try to have control to whatever I give to 3rd parties.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Then don't buy a device that pretty much needs to be connected to the cloud.

I don't see people making the same argument against ChromeBooks.

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kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

You and Windows are piles of shit.

Great argument, eh?

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

Except Ubuntu is a pile of shit.


Everything is a pile of shit, especially Windows.

Edited 2012-11-16 09:15 UTC

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freebsd Member since:
2010-08-26

people got more than text files to store

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