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Ubuntu will switch to base10 units in next release

CyberDragon777 (1573387) writes | more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu 2

CyberDragon777 writes "Ubuntu's future 10.10 operating system is going to make a small, but contentious change to how file sizes are represented. Like most other operating systems using binary prefixes, Ubuntu currently represents 1 kB (kilobyte) as 1024 bytes (base-2). But starting with 10.10, a switch to SI prefixes (base-10) will denote 1 kB as 1000 bytes, 1 MB as 1000 kB, 1 GB as 1000 MB, and so on."
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I dont like misleading information. (1)

Barryke (772876) | more than 4 years ago | (#31639786)

Bad for the uninformed.

I expect its just being a setting so i won't be bothered.

It makes little difference to me (1)

MillionthMonkey (240664) | more than 4 years ago | (#31642334)

I always mentally convert numbers to binary for intuitive purposes.
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