Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jan 2013 18:47 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet, due on February 9th, will have a smaller amount of storage space than expected. A company spokesperson has confirmed to The Verge that the 64GB edition of Surface Pro will have 23GB of free storage out of the box. The 128GB model will have 83GB of free storage. It appears that the Windows 8 install, built-in apps, and a recovery partition will make up the 41GB total on the base Surface Pro model." Oh Microsoft.
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by M.Onty on Tue 29th Jan 2013 22:24 UTC
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Microsoft obviously hasn't got any sort of culture of looking out for disc space. Until Windows 7 they didn't seem to give a damn about memory and processor resources either. The Vista fiasco changed that; so perhaps the focus on mobile and the disc-austerity that comes with that will force them to do the same after Windows 8.

They really need that cultural change because, seriously, Windows 8 just doesn't have that much more functionality than a comparable OS* that fits on an 8GiB disc with space for a bucket load of packages/programmes.

*Hint: GNULinux, WinXP, Everything else.

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