Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Remco remco47 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 03:45:11 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 5:28 AM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 31 May 2009 11:15:19 pm Remco wrote:
>> 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).

That's not the case in at least Windows XP. I just booted a VM and
have a file in Windows Explorer of "742KB", which is "760748 bytes".
For the same reason as my earlier Ubuntu example, this is clearly base
2, and the wrong unit.

So, what does KDE do?


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