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