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Authored by: _Gekko_ on Jan 07, '12 06:08:13AM

not to start a discussion about this, but merely to point out some facts ...
'base-10' actually follows logic and international standards

1 meter = 1 m = 1 unit of meters
1 bit = 1 b = 1 unit of bits
1 Byte = 1 B = 1 unit of Bytes = 1 unit of 8 bits (most used, could also be 1 unit of 5 bits or whatever ...)

1 kilometer = 1 km = 1000 units of 1 meter
1 kilobit = 1 kb = 1000 units of 1 bit
1 kiloByte = 1 kB = 1000 units of 1 Byte

the word kilo is derived from greek 'chilioi' which means ... 1000
so kilo never should've been used for 1024 in the first place ...

Apple changes this, as will Ubuntu, which really is a good thing, because I believe it is of no use to p.ex. complain that MS IE does not comply to standards but on the other hand start defending the fact that standards should not be used when it involves calculating diskspace ...



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