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microsoft, just make office for ipad and android. windows on tablets is a failure anyway, you might as well cash in on office. i know you want to wait this out and see if people will go with these windows products solely because of office, but you're still sitting at less than 3% market share
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microsoft, just make office for ipad and android. windows on tablets is a failure anyway, you might as well cash in on office. i know you want to wait this out and see if people will go with these windows products solely because of office, but you're still sitting at less than 3% market share

seriously, if they put MS office on the ipad they could make a killing. Everyone asks me when they are buying an ipad if MSO is in the app store.
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seriously, if they put MS office on the ipad they could make a killing. Everyone asks me when they are buying an ipad if MSO is in the app store.

If I recall correctly, Microsoft is supposed to release Office for iOS and Android sometime in the next couple months.
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Microsoft and Apple have been doing this for years now. in flagrant disregard of the average consumer, claiming its has 64gb of memory is just a flat out lie. Microsoft needs to get their heads out of their arses and set aside a different flash memory for the operation system making the device have the storage space that is advertised.. they could be sued for false advertisement. my samsung phone has a built in flash memory for the OS, phone # storage and a few apps. the SD card comes standard, empty, with the correct amount of storage. THAT is how it needs to be done. 2cents.gif /endrant
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They can't be sued for false advertisement because they are plainly admitting that there is only 23GB of usable storage on their advertising media. You are right though, they should have a separate flash drive just for the OS so that the main system memory is the 64GB. Guessing that would have been too costly though. Doesn't stop a consumer from buying a $20 32GB USB stick if extra space is needed (or optimizing the onboard OS and jettisoning the recovery partition)....
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They can't be sued for false advertisement because they are plainly admitting that there is only 23GB of usable storage on their advertising media. You are right though, they should have a separate flash drive just for the OS so that the main system memory is the 64GB. Guessing that would have been too costly though. Doesn't stop a consumer from buying a $20 32GB USB stick if extra space is needed (or optimizing the onboard OS and jettisoning the recovery partition)....

Too costly? lachen.gif

While something like 32gb of flash/nand would be somewhat expensive to us as regular ol consumers in the $20+ range in the form of sd cards / flash drive, etc, they get the chips for like $2? ( can check the price of nand memory and get a more accurate rate ) or about. It wouldn't of taken up any more room on the board either.
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Eh, you must not have worked with anybody in accounting before. $2 per unit additional cost would make the MS accountants pee their pants...
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Eh, you must not have worked with anybody in accounting before. $2 per unit additional cost would make the MS accountants pee their pants...

And charge an extra $50 and still be decently priced thumb.gif
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This is the type of thing Apple gets right, and Microsoft doesn't understand. All these little things add up, and alienate people to your product.

Whats "right" in this case is subjective. Apple assumes you don't know anything about computers, Microsoft doesn't. The less dumb people using Windows, the better.
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Microsoft and Apple have been doing this for years now. in flagrant disregard of the average consumer, claiming its has 64gb of memory is just a flat out lie. Microsoft needs to get their heads out of their arses and set aside a different flash memory for the operation system making the device have the storage space that is advertised.. they could be sued for false advertisement. my samsung phone has a built in flash memory for the OS, phone # storage and a few apps. the SD card comes standard, empty, with the correct amount of storage. THAT is how it needs to be done. 2cents.gif /endrant

My samsung device said it came with 16 GB but it turned out to only be around 11.8 free. Of course the SD card is empty, the same way the sd card you put into the surface will be empty too. And no my phone didn't have a micro sd card in the box.

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