Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Mon Jun 1 03:52:29 UTC 2009

Remco wrote:
> 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.

Wrong unit?! Ha! It has always been base2 and therefore the RIGHT unit.

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