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OSNews, Generic OSes "Whonix is an anonymous general purpose operating system based on Virtual Box, Debian GNU/Linux and Tor. By Whonix design, IP and DNS leaks are impossible. Not even malware with root rights can find out the user's real IP/location. This is because Whonix consists of two (virtual) machines. One machine solely runs Tor and acts as a gateway, which we call Whonix-Gateway. The other machine, which we call Whonix-Workstation, is on a completely isolated network. Only connections through Tor are possible."
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RE[2]: Comment by abstraction
by Alfman on Tue 1st Jan 2013 19:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by abstraction"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

iLikeOS,

"Maybe we should invent a prefix to use when we actually mean what we write, like BD-Mb, or BD-OS where BD stands for By Definition ;) "

You know we do have separate binary and decimal notations?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mebibyte

1 MB = 1,000,000 bytes
1 MiB = 2^20 (1,048,576) bytes

Alas, not many people seem to know about this, and therefore the binary variants don't get much use.

Edit: The two are sufficiently close that it doesn't matter that much in most contexts, but I get really peeved when MB/s mBps and mbps get interchanged because that mistake forces us to second guess between values which differ by a factor of 8 for bits and bytes. When talking about network transfer speeds, they're both plausible and they're both in common usage.

Edited 2013-01-01 19:42 UTC

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