Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Jun 10 01:01:48 UTC 2009
(``-_-´´) -- BUGabundo wrote:
> Olá Chan e a todos.
> On Wednesday 03 June 2009 15:57:58 Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
>> You have ENTIRE communities of Linux users who have never even heard of kibi/mebi/gibi let alone the IEC.
> Let me take this a bit out of context: you have entire countries who never heard of FOSS or GNU/Linux.
> Should that stop us from improving this movement and OS?
Except that this is not 'improvement'. This is about blowing that
erroneous three decade or so operating system convention of using SI
prefixes for 1024 multiples of bytes out of the water without adding to
the confusion that is leading to this move back to standards. That is
absolutely not something Ubuntu specific and therefore not an
improvement for the Ubuntu 'movement/OS'.
Besides, I have already made clear in later posts in this thread that I
really do not care what is used so long as it is uniform across all
operating systems. If Ubuntu wants to do its thing while other operating
systems keep convention, be my guest. You bet that I, for one, will not
be installing it anywhere on school campus because the school has more
important things to do than preach Ubuntu is right and all other
operating systems are wrong which is why you have different numbers for
GB on Ubuntu and XP, Solaris and Mac OS X and I will not risk looking
like a fool or an Ubuntu/Linux fundamentalist for something the school
may or may not care about.
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