Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Oct 2012 20:07 UTC
Windows Interesting little tidbit from the Reddit AMA session with Microsoft's Surface team. One Redditor wondered just how much disk space Windows RT takes up - in other words, if you buy the 32GB Surface RT tablet, how much space is left for your stuff? It turns out that while Windows 8 RT is considerably smaller than its Windows 7 x86 predecessor, it's still huge by mobile standards.
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RE[2]: Not quite true
by HappyGod on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 03:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Not quite true"
HappyGod
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2005-10-19

The whole "ibibyte" nomenclature should be dropped as far as I'm concerned.

It may be syntactically correct in terms of the metric prefixes v binary etc. But all their introduction has done is cause massive confusion as different storage units utilise the term in different ways (i.e. HDD use metric GB, while RAM uses binary).

The "ibibyte" usage was just a result of HDD manufacturers adopting it to enable them to sell a 1TB drive, that was "technically" 1TB, but was actually about 92GB less than that, according to Windows, and pretty much everyone else that studied Computer Science up until that point!

When I studied, a gigabyte was 1024-cubed bytes. Metric system be damned.

Just ask Google:

http://tinyurl.com/93y3m4b

Edited 2012-10-22 03:17 UTC

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