Using standardized SI prefixes

Scott James Remnant scott at
Thu Jun 14 10:03:24 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 22:29 +0200, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:

> This is not something Ubuntu should do, upstreams should do this. So if
> anyone really cares about this, poke our upstreams instead of rambling
> on about whether the difference between the different gigglebytes or
> tibblebytes is significant.
Upstreams are not the right people either.  The manufacturers and
vendors of the hardware are the right people to make the change.

Once all the hard drive, memory and computer manufacturers are using the
binary prefixes; the vendors will follow and use the binary prefixes

Then the concern of user confusion is eliminated, and it would make
logical sense for software being changed.

Scott James Remnant
Ubuntu Development Manager
scott at
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