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Fanbois are the plague

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    wastingtime​withforums

    Man sues Microsoft over advertised Surface storage amounts

    He bought the 32 GB version and effectively has only something like 16-20 GB free. His point is legit!

    Idiot fanboy comments:

    What a dumbass. I hope he loses
    ..
    He will lose and be forced to pay legal fees.

    Yeah, maybe he needs to perform special services on Ballmer too while we're at it? What kind of * idiots! It boggles the mind. The way to have good products is to keep the corps in cheek, not cheering when they screw up.

    So it's a good thing that a 32 GB advertized device has only half of it actually available when you bought it? The damn fantards are actually advocating their own disadvantage.

    Fanboys are a disease.

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    mawcc

    You are so right. I'm now going to sue every single computer manufacturer, because on every computer I have ever bought, part of the hard drive space is occupied by the operating system, leaving less free space than advertised!

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    fabian

    and Trolls are the cure?

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    wastingtime​withforums

    , mawcc wrote

    You are so right. I'm now going to sue every single computer manufacturer, because on every computer I have ever bought, part of the hard drive space is occupied by the operating system, leaving less free space than advertised!

    Fanboi logic at work, I see. There's no difference between 90% free space after the OS install and something like 50% in Surface's case? So if I would sell you a 22" display, but only 12" would be visible - that would be cool, right? I mean the frame takes its toll!

    Why aren't there professional fanboi exterminators already?

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    wastingtime​withforums

    , fabian wrote

    and Trolls are the cure?

    Everything is better than the boiz.

    Microsoft fanboys will doom the company. Look what this fanboi idiot is saying:

    Win 8 is so great

    Most of the Windows 8 reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Only if you only take crApple fanbois' words you'd think otherwise.

    What what? overwhelmingly positive? Is he living on planet Earth?

    Have you heard of Desktop Linux? Desktop Linux is in its sorry state in huge part because their damn freetard fanboys. If they wouldn't fap over every * the tard masters were doing, Linux wouldn't be a one percenter since over twenty years.

    Microsoft got the same disease as well. In the long term, haters are better for a company than fanboys. Haters drive a company and they keep the idiots from screwing up too much. Fanboys do the complete opposite.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    You don't need to troll on about the Surface. IMO, it will fail on its own. And more specifically the Surface RT.

    Fanbois of all shades and colors will be stupid regardless of what you say. Just let them look foolish and enjoy the show.

    If we all believed in unicorns and fairies the world would be a better place.
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    spivonious

    The free space is marked on the box. I don't see how this guy has a case.

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    cbae

    , wastingtime​withforums wrote

    *snip*

    Fanboi logic at work, I see. There's no difference between 90% free space after the OS install and something like 50% in Surface's case?

    *snip*

    Yes, there's a difference, but where do you draw the line between grinning and bearing it and filing a class action lawsuit?

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    magicalclick

    I don't see the problem. You need to have spaces for the OS itself. And then, it has this awesome feature where you can completely recover your device all the way back to factory condition, which also takes a lot of GBs.

    If you don't like the Apps it comes with, you can uninstall them. Uninstall Travel App free up at least 200 MB.

    And then, there is File System Directory and VRAM. Those are all common things to reduce the spaces. I am pretty sure those happen on other devices too.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Ian2

    Either it has 32GB RAM or it doesn't?  Surely its a bit like moving into a furnished apartment and complaining that the furniture is taking up room?

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    Dr Herbie

    And this logic doesn't apply to other tablets?  How much free space do other tablets have (I don't have one, so I don't know)?  iPad, Fire, Galaxy Tab?

    Herbie

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    Bas

    Only having half the space available to you is rather slim. I can definitely see his point there.

    Then again, those 16 gigs of occupied space aren't wasted. He bought a tablet that he knew would have Office installed, and there it is, occupying space. If he didn't want that, he should've bought a tablet without Office, and he probably knew that. It's not wasted if it's being put to use for the things you bought the device for.

    Then again: that's still a lot of ocuppied space for just Office and Windows.

    Then again, if the free space is indeed marked on the box: caveat emptor. It's dissapointing, yes, but lawsuit material?

    I guess there's more than one way to look at this story and I either don't care or am not fanboy/anti-fanboy enough to write an enraged forum post about it either way.

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    wastingtime​withforums

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    And this logic doesn't apply to other tablets? 

    Herbie

    No, because the other tablet OSes are much smaller, they take up 1-2 GB, not 50% of the disk space like Windows RT does, because it needs the whole Windows package, since the Office team won't port their cash cow to Notro until the next Mayan prophecy.

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    Dr Herbie

    @wastingtimewithforums: That's interesting to know; if I do go for a SurfaceRT to replace our ageing EeePC Touch, I'll need to go with the largest capacity I can.

    Given that this is an argument about the degree of space taken up (not that fact that some space is taken up, because other tablets do take up some space), doesn't that make it a trickier argument in law? It's not that WInRT takes up space, it's that they take up more space than comparable tablets, so the amount of space that would be acceptable is subjective?

    I don't see this guy's legal claim going very far to be honest, but it's probably useful to have it highlight the issue of spare capacity so people will start paying more attention to it.

    Herbie

     

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    Bas

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    It's not that WInRT takes up space, it's that they take up more space than comparable tablets, so the amount of space that would be acceptable is subjective?

    But then, how comparable is comparable when other tablets don't include full-blown office suites? It sounds like a legal nightmare. Should be entertaining, though.

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    ScanIAm

    @Dr Herbie:I'm not sure you need to worry about space.

    About the only legitimate reason that space could be a problem is if you want to load massive amounts of media on the tablet itself.  The point of the device is that it's cloud connected, so 32gb is just fine for that purpose.

    The Pro tabs will have a need for more space, but again, unless you want to make it a file server, 128GB is way plenty even if you include the IDE. 

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    Dr Herbie

    @ScanIAm: We have really crappy internet connectivity at home (2Mb link with a 40GB monthly limit), so putting everything 'in the cloud' is less attractive -- we seem to get by on the Eee PC fine without much storage space, but there are a few ISO images I'd like to be able to virtually mount (kids games, assuming the're Win8 compatible, that require the DVD to be present when running).

    Herbie

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    spivonious

    @ScanIAm: I agree. My wife has her music and photos stored on the HTPC, so she doesn't need to put them on her Vivo Tab. And of course there's always the SD card slot and Skydrive if she wants to take something with her.

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