Today i happened to use the ubuntu calculator application to do some minor calculation.
I was trying to calculate the size of a file in megabytes.(which i intended to download)
This is what i wanted to calculate:
Normally, in windows, I use to do something like this:
1. Type 496890302
2. Type/press “/”
3. Type 1024
4. Type/press “/”
5. Type 1024
6. Type/press “=”
6 steps for a simple operation….!!
And how about this…?
Step 2: Type/press “=”
Unknowingly, I’ve been doing this many times so far in windows. What a waste of time..?
And one more thing..
When you take a screenshot in windows (by pressing alt+printscreen), it’s just copied to clipboard. Then you need to open an application like “Paint” or “IrfanView” to save the screenshot to a file. And the default format used by “Paint” (in my case) is “bmp”. Because of that, the size of the 4 windows calculator screenshots i posted above is about 2.9 MB.
When you take a screenshot in ubuntu (by pressing alt+printscreen), it prompts you to save the screenshot to a file. And it uses the “png” format to save the screenshots. As a result, the 2 ubuntu-calculator screenshots i posted above are about 45 KB only.
(Yes, it’s true that if I save using “png” format in windows by using some good tools like IrfanView, then i can get reduced file size. But in this post, i tried to explain the default behaviour of both operating systems)