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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Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

You're speaking about 1st world's connectivity, but what about 3rd world ? Can they use a Surface tablet if they do not benefit from the cloud ?

Kochise

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3rd World Surface Use
by shotsman on Fri 16th Nov 2012 13:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Ubuntu 32-bit needs about 5 GB"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

I sat in an airport in the Middle East yesterday watching someone with a surface really struggle with the lack of bandwidth. Yet, I was able to connect my Windows 7 PC plus my Android Tablet and download all my emails, browse web pages etc without problem. We were sitting less than 10ft apart so it wasn't as if we were in different wifi areas.
Ok, so this was one of the more advanced ME states but they did have free WiFi all over the terminal.

If the surface device is so dependent upon an 'always on' connection to the mothership then I forsee a lot of unhappy people returning their devices especially once they start seeing their 3g data bills.

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judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Hope you know what the 1st wirld means. Sweden and Finland is a 3rd world country for example. It is about what side the country was on during the cold war. 1st=NATO and allies 2nd=Warsaw pact countries and allies 3rd world= the rest.. As illustrated by this image. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/Cold_War_allianc...
from this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_World

Or did you mean in the old sense (pre cold war) first (or old) world being the Eurafroasian contient, the second or new world being the americas and the third world being
oceania and the antarctica continent.

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Poor countries and cities with hardly any internet connection, if any.

Kochise

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