Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 01:47:12 UTC 2009

2009/6/3 Christopher Chan <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>:
> Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
>> On Tuesday 02 June 2009 10:49:57 am Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
> You're nuts. Decades have been spend in TEACHING kilo/mega/whatever =
> multiples of 1024 when it comes to computers and now you think just
> changing that convention silently is okay?

Yeas I have been tought about 2^10 multiples.....

> What on earth is wrong with you people? Very few people out there know
> about the whole kibi/mebi/gibi business and you want to cause more
> confusion by having people download a file that is said to be X Mbytes
> but Nautilus reports is Y Mbytes?

kibi/mebi/gibi is your usual 2^10 stuff so no new things

> Get the standard incorporated into POSIX, implement along with others
> and then get the educators 'uneducated' about 1024 multiples. Unless you
> want people on Ubuntu being the odd ones out when it comes to file
> sizes. Geez.

Well not the odd once.

I you buy a 30GB ipod and plug it in it is reasonable to expect to see
a 30GB hard-drive which reports so much free space eg 25GB and it is
resonable that in Nautilus a 25GB folder will fit in 25GB free space
on the hard-drive.

The 30GB hard-drives are measured in the base 10 though....... so this
is what we are discussing that even thouse educated people are aware
of 1024, the actuall storage hardware uses base 10.......

So I think that Nautilus should youse base 10 for the total size,
while using base 2 for the free & available space and the sizes of

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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