Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Christopher Chan 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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