Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
* Roberto C. Sánchez [Tue, Jun 12 2007, 03:43:29AM]:
> Why do you think that the marketing materials for most hard drives
> include the note that 1 GB = 1 000 000 000 bytes? If the SI prefixes
> only ever held their *precise* meanings, then such clarifications would
> not be necessary.
Because the Windows Explorer kept displaying sizes with GB suffix while
meaning 2^9 bytes. Which is understandable because they didn't have a
better term back 15 years ago.
What is not really understandable is why this stupid naming has been
kept in Windows XP.
Wissen ist Macht, wir wissen nix, macht nix.
-- Uralter Spruch