Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 04:01:38 UTC 2009

On Sunday 31 May 2009 11:45:11 pm 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 
> > Ubuntu does indeed use 1024.  I'll take your word for it that Nautilus 
> > 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.

Huh....I wonder why they ask that then.  Maybe their partitioner / formatting 
thing is different *shrug*.

> So, what does KDE do?

Crash.  Any KDE users running something stable?  My upgrade to Karmic seems to 
have broken things.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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