[imc-sf-active] proposal to replace mebibytes / kibibytes by more
widely known terms
startx at plentyfact.org
Sat Dec 31 02:03:55 PST 2005
in /shared/classes/media_class.inc filesize of uploaded
stuff is displayed with "mebibytes" and "kibibytes" .
altought this might be a technical correct term, i guess
its very confusing to people because "megabytes" and "kilobytes"
are widely used as synomyms and well known to people.
"The mebibyte is closely related to the megabyte (MB), which can
either be a synonym for mebibyte, or refer to 106 bytes = 1,000,000
bytes, depending on context "
so i propose to use "megabytes" and "kilobytes" in the upcoming
versions instead because thats the terms people are used to on their
desktops and i guess thats what counts for them if they decide to
download some media or not.
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