[RFC] SI Units in KDE

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Thu Sep 19 22:26:02 BST 2002

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On Thursday September 19, 2002 09:43, Ryan Cumming wrote:
> However, the terms "MiB" and mibibyte aren't very common to most users.
> There would definitely be some initial confusion if KDE introduced
> correct usage of these prefixes. On the other hand, these units are
> starting the seep in to general usage (check ifconfig's output on any
> modern Linux installation, for instance).

This change would cause short term, medium term, and long term confusion 
and annoyance.  If you want consistency, go tell those hard disk 
manufacturers to go back to using the true binary convention.

Oh, and since when is "ifconfig" general usage?  Should the whole KDE style 
guide be rewritten to follow the practices of some console system 
administration tools?
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