Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Jun 3 00:20:45 UTC 2009

Neal McBurnett wrote:
> This discussion is devolving into apples vs oranges, so here is a shot
> at helping us focus again.
No it is not.

> Note the subject line talks about the "Desktop", not the command-line
> stuff where POSIX got its start.
Let's try again. Instead of scp, how about downloading a file from a 
website that says the file is X MB but after it has been downloaded, 
Nautilus reports Y MB.

No dismantling of the age old faulty convention of 1024 multiples across 
the board, no changing. Unless you want a situation where someone is 
teaching with Ubuntu that kilo/mega/giga are 1024 multiples only to find 
that Nautilus don't quite agree but ls does.

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