3GiB ram, gnome-system-monitor now says 2.9GiB

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 13:53:17 UTC 2009

2009/4/6 Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu>:
> Liam Proven wrote:
>> 2009/4/6 J. Limon <jlimon at eml.cc>:
>>> Just for comparison, htop reports 3016MB.
>>> - J. Limon
>> 3016MB *is* 2.9GB.
> NO!


The only people who use decimal measurements in computing are the
sales lizards who right adverts for hard disks, and only the gullible
are taken in.

In computing, KB/MB/GB/TB means the binary powers. This messing around
with KiB/MiB etc. is never used in any official literature, is not
widely known, and only confuses beginners. It's pedantry and sophistry
and it helps nobody.

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