Re: Computer Stats
Beware as you're looking at stats, not all GB's are created equal.
For example, when I pull up my system specs in Ubuntu, I see that my machine has 5.7 GiB of RAM. My machine was marketed as having 6 GB. My initial reaction was that part of my memory was defective (on a brand new machine) or Ubuntu wasn't using all of my RAM.
That little i in the middle is important. A kB sometimes means 1000 Bytes and sometimes means 1024 Bytes. In larger units, things become more ambiguous. MB could mean 1024 kB or 1000 kB (1,048,576 or 1,024,000 or 1,000 Bytes). GB could mean 1024 MB or 1000MB (1,073,741,824 or 1,048,576,000 or 1,024,000,000 or 1,000,000,000 Bytes). Whenever the abbreviation has the i, then it's a power of 1024. 1 GiB = 1024 MiB = 1,048,576 kiB = 1,073,741,824 Bytes.
So, whenever Ubuntu gives your specs in GiB, it's just being more precise (and probably more honest) about your hardware.
Last edited by newb85; November 12th, 2012 at 04:17 AM.
Jane, stop this crazy thing!