Bug 22770 - [RFE] use standardized units for file/package sizes
Summary: [RFE] use standardized units for file/package sizes
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2000-12-23 01:18 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-27 16:39:24 UTC
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Description Enrico Scholz 2000-12-23 01:18:11 UTC
The installation progress screen shows package sizes in 'MBytes' and the
accumulated sizes in 'M'. Because MByte has a lot of meanings (1000*1000,
1000*1024, 1024*1024) in the computer slang I suggest to use the
standardized 'MiB' (Mega-Binary-Byte) notation (see
hysics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html also)

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-27 16:39:21 UTC
Most users are familiar with the abbreviation 'MB', and not the one the NIST has
standardized.  I think it would be more confusing to change.

Thank you for the suggestion.

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