Re: Knoppix ISO image is 715MB - How Do I burn it ?
On Tue, 3 Jun 2003 13:56:58 +0100
Pigeon <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Actually the term for 1024^3 bytes is mebibyte, and 1024 of them is a
> > gibibyte:
> Human language isn't amenable to standardisation. In common usage,
> kilo, mega etc. in the computer context refer to the power of 2 which
> is closest to the power of 10 to which they refer in decimal contexts.
> So a megabyte *is* 1048576 bytes, etc, and I don't think this usage is
> particularly likely to change.
I didn't say I liked it, I just pointed out the "correct" usage.