Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Jun 10 02:58:29 UTC 2009
> It is certainly an improvement to make these things make sense.
Call it whatever you will. Improvement/fixing three decade long error
> We can argue about how to do it, who to work with, etc, but
> this confusion finally needs to be cleaned up.
If I earlier gave the impression not to clean up, it was because this
whole let's go back to standards did not quite hit me then. Now that we
are done with that, let us get back on to the how/who part.
Knock the doors of the POSIX committee and whoever else (Microsoft) down
with a battering ram if you have to, we need to get operating systems
makers to make a nice big announcement that they will finally stop using
SI prefixes for multiples of 1024 and schools/whoever should stop
explaining that kilobyte/KB = 1024 bytes, etc, etc.
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