Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 03:28:38 UTC 2009

On Sunday 31 May 2009 11:15:19 pm Remco wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 4:58 AM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sunday 31 May 2009 9:12:37 pm Christopher Chan wrote:
> >> Disk storage is expressed in multiples of 1024 under any
> >> operating system.
> >
> > Are you sure?  Usually I see Windows users in #ubuntu complaining that 
> > only sees 112GB of their 120GB drive while Windows sees all 120GB.
> Take a look at the properties of a file in Nautilus. It will tell you
> a file is x MB, and y bytes.
> I have a file here of "701.2 MB", which is "735270912 bytes". Now, if
> it really *were* 701.2 MB, then it would be 701200000 bytes. So that's
> clearly base 2, which should be MiB.

I was disagreeing with the "under any" since AFAIK, Windows uses 1000 while 
Ubuntu does indeed use 1024.  I'll take your word for it that Nautilus leaves 
out the i in GiB since I don't have it installed (KDE here).

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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