Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Scott James Remnant scott at canonical.com
Wed Jun 3 08:48:36 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-06-02 at 10:58 -0600, Neal McBurnett wrote:

> and I don't see any mention of it in the reports.  Scott - can you
> shed some more light on that?
A general consensus was reached that MB means powers of ten, MiB means
powers of two, and that places where MB is used to mean powers of two
are bugs.  (Common sense, really)

We also generally tended to agree that it was always better to present
numbers in MB rather than MiB, as file sizes, disk sizes, bandwidth,
etc. are all counted in MB anyway.

Scott James Remnant
scott at canonical.com
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