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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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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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

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


What's the point with a highly-mobile device if you're going to be lugging all kinds of extras along just to make it useable? I think you're missing the point.

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ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

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

But isn't it these tablet manufactures that keep saying the PC era is over, and a tablet is the only device you really need? In that case, give us terabytes of space of those devices too please!

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

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


Yes, because no one wants to hold a tablet and an external HD at the same time. ;)

That would be a good Apple commercial.
"Hi, I'm an iPad."
"And I'm Surface."
"What are you attached to, Surface?"
"That's my external hard drive. I don't have enough space to store stuff and have an operating system."
"That's too bad. There's pizza over there." (iPad walks away.)
"Hey, where are you going? Hold on, wait for me. My hard drive is still plugged in. Could you bring some pizza?"
;)

The lack of space is going to be a hassle for people because it's supposed to be a laptop replacement, and people are gong to expect it to be able to do everything a laptop can do, which includes storing lots of their junk.

Edited 2012-11-16 14:19 UTC

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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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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

USB flash drive, seriously?

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