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[4]: Comment by ilovebeer
by Nelson on Fri 16th Nov 2012 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer"
Nelson
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Surface comes bundled with Office and more preinstalled apps than an iPad.

On top of that, a Surface has microSd expandability (which the iPad lacks) and 2x USB ports (which iPad lacks) and features a full blown Office suite. (including OneNote MX)

Windows RT also includes 7GB of free SkyDrive storage (25GB if you got grandfathered like me) and unlimited streaming of music over Xbox Music for 6months.

Some people will reply to me, call cloud storage the devil, mention that its THEIR data, bring up some conspiracy theory that Microsoft will one day shut them off from their data, etc

Then someone will reply about FLAC and all their high quality albums (apparently they need to carry 50GB of albums everywhere they go, or something ridiculous like that)

Surface is not for you. There really is no device that will ever suit your needs. Especially not a Microsoft one.

To me and a majority of others, cloud storage is palatable and even desirable. I enjoy having my data automatically sync between all my devices. I enjoy freeing up storage for other things while storing documents and music and videos and photos on the cloud. It is convenient. Maybe it doesn't fit your philosophical views, but who cares?

But let's go beyond the bullshit for a minute: You cannot enter a class action lawsuit against Microsoft. You may resolve your disputes in small claims court or using binding arbitration. This entire article is a moot point.

Edited 2012-11-16 18:31 UTC

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