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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RE[2]: I call BS on everyone
by lemur2 on Wed 30th Jan 2013 03:31 UTC in reply to "RE: I call BS on everyone"
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"All of these people talking about a desktop OS taking up more space than a mobile OS need to look outside the Microsoft compound. I have Linux Mint 14, plus a few apps, and some games, installed on a 15 GB partition on my ultrabook. I'm nowhere near fully using that.

How big is your recovery partition?

A "recovery partition" for Linux Mint 14 would be the installation media.

It depends on which desktop you opt for, since Linux Mint 14 comes in cinamon, mate, xfce and kde variants, but "around about one gigabyte" is a fair enough approximation.

Here is a mirror for the .iso files which one can download:

All variants would not fit on a LiveCD, so a LiveDVD or LiveUSB is required. For an Ultrabook, a LiveDVD is suitable, but for a tablet or netbook or a machine such as the Surface, a LiveUSB would be more the go.

So, since a LiveDVD or LiveUSB made from one of those .iso files is separate media, the answer to your question: "How big is your recovery partition?" is ... zero. Recovery data is kept on separate media.

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