December 24, 2001
Megabytes (MB) or Mebibytes (MiB)?
Author: JT Smith
Jeremy writes "A recent patch was applied to the CML2 Configure.help file, a file which is used to explain configuration options when compiling a Linux kernel. The patch changed references from the common megabyte (MB) to the relatively unknown NIST standard mebibyte (MiB). An interesting debate ensued, as reported in this article."