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    Default Change file transfer notifications to MB/s?

    Ever since I switched to KDE4 I noticed that file transfers in the notifier are given in MiB/s. After looking at wikipedia i found out it's a mebibit/s. I have never heard of that and would like to change it to megabits/s so my feable mind can actually understand what it is.

    Is that possible and if so how?
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    Dexter1979 wrote:

    > Ever since I switched to KDE4 I noticed that file transfers in the
    > notifier are given in MiB/s. After looking at 'wikipedia'
    > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_ra...bit_per_second) i
    > found out it's a mebibit/s. I have never heard of that and would like to
    > change it to megabits/s so my feable mind can actually understand what
    > it is.


    That exact question was raised on opensuse lists:

    [opensuse] How to configure konqueror to show KB and MB instead of KiB and
    MiB??
    http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2.../msg01428.html
    http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2.../msg00226.html

    > Is that possible and if so how?


    AFAIK, no.

    BTW, it's the right measure, I see no point to not to use it.

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    Default Re: Change file transfer notifications to MB/s?

    And off we go again. If you look well, you see a 'B', not a 'b'. This means we're talking bytes, not bits.
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    Knurpht wrote:

    > And off we go again. If you look well, you see a 'B', not a 'b'. This
    > means we're talking bytes, not bits.


    KDE people is using the right prefix, according to the latest standards.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_...ndard_prefixes
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60027

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    Default Re: Change file transfer notifications to MB/s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter1979 View Post
    Ever since I switched to KDE4 I noticed that file transfers in the notifier are given in MiB/s. After looking at wikipedia i found out it's a mebibit/s. I have never heard of that and would like to change it to megabits/s so my feable mind can actually understand what it is.

    Is that possible and if so how?
    why would you want to do that? MiB is the correct way to do this

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    Quote Originally Posted by microchip8 View Post
    why would you want to do that? MiB is the correct way to do this
    No doubt it is. I just get confused with bits and bytes when it comes to these things. As noted by Knurpht.
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    Default Re: Change file transfer notifications to MB/s?

    When you have something in bits, divide it by 8 to get the equivalent byte value. Likewise, if you have bytes, multiply it by 8 to get the bit value.

    And the *ib* is just the notation for numbers that are true binary values versus the normalized base 10 values used for marketing., i.e. 1024 vs. 1000.

    Really, not vector calculus or anything. Just a matter of number bases and semantics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srschifano View Post
    Really, not vector calculus or anything. Just a matter of number bases and semantics.
    Vector calculus is not that hard

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