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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Comment by marcp
by marcp on Fri 16th Nov 2012 10:57 UTC
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2007-11-23

They were clearly deceiving their clients.

Now, 16 gigs of used OS space is a tragedy. I don't know what they are holding there, but it's unbelievably big. It's even more funny whene you think it's mostly an OS, and few little Microsoft apps ...

My OS [+ all - hundreds - of my installed apps are in it] takes 5.3 GB of hard disk space.

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RE: Comment by marcp
by lucas_maximus on Sat 17th Nov 2012 16:34 in reply to "Comment by marcp"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Unfortunately they are all linked dependant on a certain set of libraries and every package must change if any of those libraries change.

This isn't the case with Windows.

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