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 ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Fri 16th Nov 2012 16:03 UTC
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2011-08-08

People are whining about the Surface being short on space and asking where do you store your music and other files. Well, if you run out of space, you add more, just like any normal person does to their computer. The Surface has 2x USB ports and a microSDXC port so no, you do NOT need a harddrive if you don't want one. Me personally, I would opt for either SDHC->USB or take advantage of that microSDXC port. If I can afford a Surface, I can easily afford another $40 or so for 64GB worth of space. Or $100ish for another 128GB of space. There's also getting a cheap usb SSD as well, which slides into your pocket with plenty of room to spare for your other crap you carry around.

Btw, what happens when you run out of space on your ipad? You either start deleting, buy another ipad with more space. Of course any device with internet connectivity can use cloud services so......

People are whining about `what if you live in the 3rd world and don't have a 100Mbit connection?`... Most people period don't have 100Mbit connections and I doubt you're seeing many Surface tablets in 3rd world countries. No saying you won't, but am saying let's keep things in perspective. Is the Surface a good choice for poor 3rd world people? Probably not so crying about it is a bit disingenuous.

People are whining about the size of the OS install, citing that it's bloated. But people also complain if they plug something into Windows and a driver isn't immediately ready, or they don't have near-full compatibility with whatever they're doing/using. And of course there's no escaping the irony that linux gets quickly & terribly bloated if you've doing more than a base install. Windows and linux both could go on a diet but considering how much more Windows supports, linux users should tread lightly when throwing criticism around.

So basically people are trying to find any stupid reason to whine about Microsoft by way of the new Surface tablet. New day, new product, same old boring & mostly pointless pissing about.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by helf on Fri 16th Nov 2012 17:45 in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

No, the crux of the matter is that MS is advertising a tablet as having "32" gb of storage space and not specifying, clearly, that ACTUAL usable space is a LOT less.

Unless I am mistaken. No one that is sane is arguing otherwise. Just ignore the trolls.

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Fri 16th Nov 2012 18:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

No, the crux of the matter is that MS is advertising a tablet as having "32" gb of storage space and not specifying, clearly, that ACTUAL usable space is a LOT less.

Unless I am mistaken. No one that is sane is arguing otherwise. Just ignore the trolls.

Apple doesn't advertise actual usable space for their ipads. Google doesn't advertise actual usable space for their Nexus 7. Amazon doesn't advertise actual usable space for their Kindle Fire HD. Nobody says anything about it until Microsoft doesn't advertise actual usable space for their Surface. Then all of a sudden this is a huge deal and Microsoft is engaged in false advertisement.

People should easily be able to see how ridiculous it is to blow a hole in their shorts over this. The issue was a non-issue until Microsoft did it too. Then all of a sudden people are all up in arms. It's not because of their "deception" that people readily accept from other tablet makers, ..it's simply because it's Microsoft and people love to piss all over the place when it's Microsoft.

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