Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 02:46:25 UTC 2009

To sum up:

1) Some use KB and mean base 2 (historical), some use KB and mean base
10 (modern / some hardware packaging), some governing bodies are
pushing for KiB, e.g. IEEE

2) There is a mixture of the KB base 2 and KB base 10 "in the wild"
while KiB is starting to get traction

3) Ubuntu - is Linux for Human beings. From this thread we can see a
few Ubunteros confused and failing to reach consensus or are confused
what is meant by what and where.

4) But at least we recognize that there are inconsistencies in CLI/GUI
utilities and programms: across Ubuntu, Linuxes, Unix-like and other
OS's; as well as hardware manufacturer's (RAM in base 2, HDD's in base

To move things forward a good starting point would be to consolidate
flamewa... erhhrr... information in a consise blueprint / wiki-page in
clear and structured manner with intro, history, current situation,
use-cases, different resolutions (pro / cons). And possibly involve
other people in the new more structured discussion. (eg when we have
this wikipage invite Aytana, Gnome and others to look at it prepose,

With best regards

Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич

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