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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RE: Ubuntu 32-bit needs about 5 GB
by kaiwai on Fri 16th Nov 2012 16:16 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu 32-bit needs about 5 GB"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit here. Uses under 4 GB installed, now up to 5.4 GB with lots of apps.

I can't imagine using 19 GB for Win 8 on the bigger Surface.
BBBLLLOOOAAATTTT !!!


Unfortunately it is the side effect of hauling around 20 years of backwards compatibility because Steve didn't want the Office team in on the Surface details. The result? we have a grafted win32 application on Surface rather than a well integrated surface version. With every 5 steps Microsoft take forward they have a habit of taking two steps back.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

3 forward still seems OK, and probably better than average...

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

3 forward still seems OK, and probably better than average...


Agreed; Microsoft is making progress but it is unfortunate that the haters come out of the wood works to bash them when a sacred cow is being offended. Windows Phone IMHO marks a massive improvement over previous versions and they've finally got something competitive especially when it comes to the future of portable gaming given the underpinning technology being provided. The parallel I always give for Microsoft is Intel when it released the P4 and caught off guard yet here we are with Intel back in shape. It will take Microsoft a few years to purge the old guard before we start seeing some of the bad ways of things being done replaced - end of the day Microsoft is a huge organisation spanning many markets so it takes time.

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