Ubunto 8.10 and AVG 7.5.51

Ray Parrish crp at cmc.net
Fri Mar 20 14:41:30 UTC 2009

Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Ray Parrish wrote:
>> I'm not really sure what System Monitor means by MiB??? Is that 
>> Megabytes, or megabits?
> http://xkcd.com/394/
> Or, perhaps more seriously
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MiB
> In general:
> 1B = 1 byte
> 1b = 1 bit
> (bits are smaller than bytes, y'see)
> And:
> 1 KiB = 1024B
> 1 KB = 1000B
Ahhh! Comprehension dawns! So System Monitor is speaking in actual 
digital megabytes, instead of the new phony decimal based ones that some 
parities use. I had actually read about that recently, but I guess it 
didn't stick that time. It should now. I've always used MB to refer to 
the true digital megabyte, but I'll have to adjust my notation to the 
proper ones in use now.

Thanks, Ray Parrish

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