Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Christopher Chan 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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