Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Jun 3 15:47:11 UTC 2009

Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> Ok can we at least fix applications to use Ki Mi etc prefixes when
> they are counting in base 2?
Heh. Time to set up the next target for you guys to meet.

> This way at least we will be able to identify who is using what. And
> please let's not touch command line utilities  for now, only the
> "Average Jill's and Joe's" GUI apps.......

Don't you dare. Before you change age old conventions, you must make a 
lot of loud noise to the relevant people (other operating systems, YOUR 
USERS and hardware marketing ... whatever you want to call them) and 
then do it.

Now that you have yelled till you are blue in the face about disk 
manufacturers using proper SI units and therefore we should although 
file and filesystem space are still being calculated in base2 
units...may I ask how you plan to report the sizes for flash drives? :-D

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