[RFC] SI Units in KDE

Thomas Zander zander at planescape.com
Fri Sep 20 20:30:09 BST 2002

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On Friday 20 September 2002 15:17, Martijn Klingens wrote:

> So what is an argument in FAVOUR of the old system? I see exactly none,
> unless you consider conservatively sticking to outdated traditions an
> 'in-favour' argument.

I second that; I would really like the new MB/GB/TB stuff to be in the new 

If someone thinks this makes it impossible to communicate to someone else 
about filesizes; please think again;
- - Filesizes reported in various applications are currently printed sometimes 
in Kb and other times in Mb etc. People ignore them now since they don't make 
sense. I doubt you can tell many people that 208111bytes  is indeed 199Kb...
- - adding a couple of filesizes is almost impossible since nobody knows how to 
do it correctly. (206000 bytes + 1Mb file; will they fit on one disk?)

Please take away the headace and make KDE really stand for ease of computing. 
Its not about breaking old standard; its about fixing them so you can 
actually start using them.

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