I have a saved file of at present 889kb and a floppy disc with space of 1.44mb; I know I am thick on this kb and mb size thing, but can someone tell me if the file will fit on the floppy and how much more room the floppy has for the file to expand,(as it WILL with stuff being added to it)( and no, I do NOT hav a cd writer YET (still"working " on THAT one!!!)) ; perhaps someone can post the "quantities" of the sizing ( ie how much "fits into how much"(sorry, but I do have HUGE "problems" grasping kb, mb, etc)...thanks
ok; so at which end OF the "scale" do the tens start ; as far as I know there are kb, mb , gb; what are they all and where do they" fit" into the scheme( am having real problems grasping this....hense the request for a "plain listing " with "how much " each bit is....)"tens", hundreds, thousands I GRASP and where they relate to each other, but.....how do the kb, and the rest fo the "family" "fit" with each other (is that s "clear as mud??)...
I see some unfortunate errors already, and it adds to the confusion.
Upper or lower case is important. Small b is a bit, whereas capital (=upper case) B is a byte. Usually 8b=1B, an exception was once with an IBM byte which carried an extra parity bit (to do with error checking, now obsolete). Small m is milli or one thousandth, capital M is mega equal to one million. Small k is 1000, common to see it capital, but SI uses lower case to leave K for kelvin.
so ???how "big" is a "byte"( and I FEEL like saying "the size of my mouth(although THAT can be "interpreted" in more ways than one!!!))....is the "basic unit" a byte...9 ???how mny "characters" make a byte(sorry, but one iS "thick "where this is oncerned ( am far more " at home " with feet and inches))
1 byte = 8 bits. Computers use the binary number system whereas humans use the decimal number system. Unless you understand how binary works then this won't mean an awful lot to you, so I wouldn't worry about it ;)